Helping animals has never been easier, and there are so many ways to make a difference without even having to leave your house (well maybe on a supply run!)
From turning your garden into a paradise for local wildlife to translating texts for international organizations, if you feel the need to help but don’t have the time or capabilities to contribute away from the home, then check out the following ideas on how you can give back.
1. Transform Your Garden into a Sanctuary
Wildlife habitats are constantly at threat, especially in urban areas, which is why creating a safe haven in your backyard, front yard or even balcony that will offer sanctuary to wild animals is essential to their protection and preservation. They key is to have plants that are native to the area, as well as brush piles, hedges and trees that provide cover and nesting spots for small mammals.
2. Provide Food for Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Another way to help your local wildlife thrive is by offering food in the form of a bird feeder filled with nuts and seeds, along with plant pots or a window box that can hold flowering plants to sustain bees and butterflies. Clean water throughout the year will also be much appreciated.
3. Sponsor An Animal
Sponsoring an animal from one of your favorite sanctuaries makes a huge difference to the individual’s life. Not only does it help to provide ongoing food and care, it also helps support the lifesaving efforts of that organization, allowing them to continue carrying out their important work. Plus it’s always fun to keep up to date with your newly found friend’s progress.
4. Make A Donation
With so many charitable organizations out there to choose from, it can feel overwhelming to know which one is most deserving of your donation. The truth is every nonprofit will appreciate your kindness and generosity, so don’t be put off just because you are finding it too hard to decide. A good way to build connections and get closer to the cause is to check out their social media pages or to try and reach out to them directly.
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