Supporting charities both financially and by volunteering might not seem a big deal and yet it’s something we should all do. You might be thinking that charities have done well without you for years and that since what you can give is too little you shouldn’t be bothered to give it at all. But think again and realize how important it is to support charities; in simple math, let’s say I need ten oranges, but I’ve only got a quarter of an orange. That’s indeed very little compared to the whole amount of oranges I need. I asked here and there and many people had spare oranges to give me, now I’ve got nine and a half, but I still really need ten. Now let’s say you only have half an orange to spare and even though it is not much it is exactly what I’m missing. Your half an orange is what will make the difference. Charities exist for a reason, that is to help people in need, by gathering goods from everyone who has even a little excess of something and give it to someone who has nothing. The way the world is set does not allow everyone to have the same luxuries, but that does not mean we can’t all have our basic needs met. We need to think of the world as one body, a big machine that needs everyone’s contribution to work well and if you consider yourself a cog of no importance, you’re wrong, because even if the smallest cog is absent the machine cannot work.

It is important to support charities however we can; their work has an essential part in everyone’s life. Many times we think “why should we help without getting anything in return” and my answer to this is not that we should not be selfish, because that would be against our nature, but that it is inaccurate to believe that helping a charity gives you nothing in return. The whole concept is that when anyone is in need charities are there to support them, so instead of thinking that you are giving something up, think that you are contributing in this concept from which anyone including yourself can benefit from.

By: Arghierenia Kyrimi