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How can I help people without money?

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Last Updated: 09/17/2019 at 5:40am
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Top Rated Answers
LovelyFlower94
September 12th, 2015 4:01pm
You don't need money to be able to help others, sometimes it'd little kind gestures which mean the most to people! Signing up as a listener on 7 Cups of Tea is a great way to help people, it's free, very rewarding and you can do it for as little or as long as you're able to! :)
colourfulFlute75
September 13th, 2015 9:11am
The two simple things I do to help people are to smile often and hand out kindness cards. Sometimes a simple smile changes a person's entire state of being.
Anonymous
September 13th, 2015 10:19pm
You can help people by volunteering at charities. That costs nothing, and depending on the cause can help a lot of people. You can also become a listener here and help people who come on the website to talk.
Short
September 17th, 2015 6:07pm
Through volunteering, or fun sites like 7cups, you can help people locally or from all around the world. By doing a quick search for your community's food banks or other community services and signing up to help out, you can make a huge difference in helping the people around you, and it won't cost a thing!
Anonymous
September 17th, 2015 9:03pm
By giving them money, yes? I don't see why I need all 100 characters for this simple, silly question...
Keola
September 24th, 2015 5:29am
I know I could help people without money but donating clothing, blankets, socks, and shoes whenever I can. I could either give them money for food or better yet, buy them groceries, which can last. I could also send them to a shelter near by so they have a place to stay or even just take a shower. Sometimes just talking to them, listening yo their stories can help brighten their day.
Ginieboops
September 27th, 2015 4:32pm
This site is 100% free, volunteer programmes, and helping the environment by picking up litter are all ways you can improve people's lives
DanielRiot
October 22nd, 2015 2:24am
the simple reply is to give them money but it may not be that simple. i would have you rather give them food or water or even a job if you can do it.
MintyBruh
October 23rd, 2015 9:24am
Well, it would depend on how in debt they are, setting up a fundraiser or charity fund for them might help, :)
BeFaithfulBabe99
October 24th, 2015 8:39pm
You can refer them to goverment aid or maybe talk to them about getting a job And what they like to do to help them choose a carrer path
DistantGalaxies
October 25th, 2015 3:04am
You could maybe try donating to a charity or something that could help them beneficially. That's what I would do.
Anonymous
October 25th, 2015 5:36pm
Try finding a local charity, and volunteering/donating. There might be a food bank near you where you can donate food to the less fortunate.
Redmoon94
October 28th, 2015 1:01am
All I can say to that is an ear is priceless... I personally would rather someone take the time to sit, listen and encourage me
Bigheart4all
October 28th, 2015 4:32am
Give them your time, sometimes all people want are time, human interaction. voulenteer your time to places that's looking for people to voulenteer. babysit in your community.
innocencethelovex
October 28th, 2015 5:23pm
By providing a listening ear. Sometimes, intangible help will have a longer lasting impact than tangible ones - help by contributing time, staying committed to the conversation, and be constructive & sensitive when talking to others! Intangible service may take time to bear its fruits of labour, but in the long run, it's definitely more beneficial x
Anonymous
October 28th, 2015 9:49pm
Simply volunteering your time or other resources are just as helpful. Money isn't the one and only requirement to help others. There are many opportunities, like here on 7 cups, to volunteer your time :)
Kayla1313
October 29th, 2015 5:53am
Joining a site like this is a great way to start, as well as any other volunteer work you can do online or in your community.
twelvetigerlillies
October 29th, 2015 10:43am
Offer them your time, time is more precious than money! Especially so, because it is so selfless to give money, but even more profoundly selfless to give your time.
Anonymous
October 29th, 2015 7:55pm
There are many ways to volunteer resources such as old clothes, time and.or money. There is almost always some sort of charity group in every area but if there isn't, raising awareness for a cause is a great way to help them. On a day to day basis there are things you can do if you want to help a specific person who is having financial difficulties, whether it's helping them find a job or even giving them something to do, hiring them. As the recipient of charity I can tell you that the feeling isn't great when someone just hands you something out of pity, many people are hungry for the opportunity to earn the money through hard work.
beautifuldevil
October 30th, 2015 7:28am
Money, although helpful, is not the be all and end all of life. Without money you can still impact people's lives in a positive way. Start by seeking out volunteer opportunities. Find your strengths and don't be afraid to give something new a try.
LittleLemon96
October 30th, 2015 4:03pm
you can give away all the clothes you don't need anymore, you can even make a small association to collect what people don't need anymore and give them away to poor people :)
slowTime
October 31st, 2015 12:54am
Find out the reason why they don't have - if they gamble, that's another story, or if they are in dept - different, if they are unemployed. For every situation different story.
Anonymous
October 31st, 2015 2:09pm
Simply smile to people around you and greet them politely. Try to be nice to everyone and cheer up people around. Listen to them without judging when they needed someone to talk to. These are all free!
IamtheGuardianAngel
October 31st, 2015 11:15pm
Be kind. It often costs nothing except maybe some of your time, and it can mean the world to someone.
Anonymous
November 1st, 2015 10:41pm
In any way you can. Donate as much or as little as you can to charities - smaller organisations are more trustworthy - and make a change in your own way.
SpiritWolfie
November 4th, 2015 2:54am
Pass them resource links, such as links to food pantry's and what not, or churches that may offer support for people without money
friendlyWaterfall77
November 4th, 2015 1:53pm
teach them how to fish. then teach them to sell the fish they catch and pay you a hefty commission. now you're helping people to help you help them.
Anonymous
November 5th, 2015 3:21am
The best way to help a person without money is to provide a support system, and a shoulder to cry on.
Anonymous
November 5th, 2015 8:49am
There are many things that money is not involved like being there for some one or listening to some one. Giving support to someone is also a big help. It might not mean much to you but it means a great deal to the person you have helped.
YuriValen
November 5th, 2015 10:46pm
lets imagine we are going to work, and on the way we see a poor man on the side of the sidewalk and we feel we want to help him but we don't have any money in our pocket, so instead we start talking to him, listening to him. after a while maybe we sit beside him on the sidewalk even that its dirty, I think he would prefare that talk more that 2oo dolars. (^_^)