Recently, I started tithing which is the practice of giving away a portion of your earnings to charity or other good causes. You can read all about my reasons for deciding to tithe in my blog post: What is Tithing and Why Have I Decided to Tithe?
In this post, I am going to share with you the charitable causes I tithed to in December and January. If you have been thinking about donating to charity at some point, I hope this post will give you some inspiration for where to donate!
My December causes
I divided my donations between these two animal charities in December:
- Farplace Animal Rescue
I can’t actually remember how I came across this charity. Someone may have recommended it to me as a good one to donate to. I love animals, so animal charities are always high up my list.
- Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue
This is a fairly local charity to me, and I have donated to it several times in the past. My family nearly adopted a cat from here a few years ago, but we ended up adopting one from a different rescue centre. I still like to support this charity as often as I can.
My January causes
These are the causes I donated to in January:
- Port Macquarie Koala hospital
A video about this charity popped up when I was scrolling on Facebook. It is doing fantastic work to help the Koalas affected by the Australian bushfires. I immediately donated to help support their vital work.
- Cruelty-Free Beauty Box fundraiser for Australian animal charities
I am subscribed to the Cruelty-Free Beauty Box. Recently, I got an email from them about a fundraiser they had set up to help the animals affected by the Australian fires. Even though I had already donated to the Koala hospital, I added a donation here too.
- Woodland Trust – Hucking Estate Appeal
I got an email from the Woodland Trust about their appeal to raise money to extend one of their woodlands called the Hucking Estate. They plan to plant trees on the newly acquired land, and then allow nature to take over. This will create a new area of woodland and new habitats for wildlife. I think this is a great cause because woodland and nature are so precious and important.
Have you donated to charity lately?
I hope you enjoyed reading about the charities I donated to in December and January. There seems to be a theme of animals and nature! I think those are very worthy causes though.
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Of course, donating money is not the only way to help good causes. Not everyone can afford to give money, but another option is to give time and volunteer your services. You don’t necessarily have to volunteer at a charity. Even just helping a friend or neighbour, or planting a tree in your garden, can help make the world a better place!
I’d love to know if you have donated to, or helped, any good causes lately. Let me know in the comments!