Making a worthwhile New Year’s resolution will make you feel good, as well as make at least a small impact on a charity that will help those in need. There are so many excellent causes that exist, so go online or telephone several and learn about their mission, philosophy, etc. Then, you can make an informed decision on which one to support.

Your good intentions will mean a great deal to the chosen recipients because so many charities heavily depend on donations in order to succeed in their important goals.

Monthly giving
Although one-time donations are gratefully accepted, if you really want to give your favorite charitable organization a chance to make the world a better place and transform some lives, your support of a monthly donation pledge allows them to plan their available budget and decide what specific projects they will be able to schedule.

Get the whole family involved
This is a great opportunity to teach your children about giving back and doing things for others. When you participate in physical philanthropy, such as cleaning up a park, helping out in a food kitchen, or delivering meals to the elderly, children of all ages have a chance to do their small part. They’ll also learn the satisfaction of seeing the thankfulness for what they do.

Share on your social media
Through social media, you can post facts about worthwhile charities and share the organization’s posts with your family and friends. That will spread the word as to how your contacts could also help with donations and projects. Get them “fired up” to join you in your efforts to help a charitable cause.

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering for years or are contemplating your resolutions for the coming new year, consider volunteering as a way to “turn a new page” in your life. Volunteering is a way to see the difference you make in an organization on a regular basis. It will also make YOU happy and lessen the chances of any depression or emotional problems possibly slipping into your life from the letdown that often occurs after all the holidays are over. Volunteering gives you a new goal in life with activities that will keep you occupied and thinking of others. That will give you an upbeat in your spirit that is sure to delight you.

Make your dedication to charity a resolution that doesn’t fall through the cracks after a few weeks. I promise you won’t regret it.