No matter how committed our Bay City Connections team is to giving back, we don’t exactly have a Rockefeller-sized budget. We’ve overcome this hurdle by doing what we do best – getting creative. If you’d like to support a charitable cause but worry that you don’t have the resources to make a difference, try some of our strategies.

You’re probably aware that donating items, such as gently used clothing, is an easy and effective gesture. As our Bay City Connections associates have learned, it’s possible to take things a step further and help people in need prepare for job interviews. When you clean out your closet, set aside some professional attire and send it to Dress for Success.

Although there are critics, scientific evidence indicates that climate change is an alarming issue. There are many ways to raise awareness and rally support around this subject. Friends of the Earth is one of numerous organizations that exists to protect the planet. The nonprofit welcomes volunteers and offers action steps anyone can take to facilitate change.

FreeRice.com is another avenue for making an impact. It’s easy and fun to use, and it will keep your mind sharp while supporting the World Food Programme. For every question you answer correctly, the website donates 10 grains of rice to people in malnourished communities.