The Fulfillment of Helping Those in Need

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No matter how economically developed an area is, there will always be a part of it that is not as established and well-funded as the rest. There will always be a community in need of help of any kind.

This holds true for places even here near where I live. My personal charity program, which involves letting people live in my condo units for free, has been up and running to help even just a little, about the problem on homeless people.

Other charities have major sponsors and contributors, but I started mine out of my own. They were units I no longer use and instead of leaving them unoccupied, I decided to let people in need, live in it for free. Of course, I hold the right to assess the people who try to rent for free.

Most people think that because it is charity work, the condos are substandard. Some pessimists just have the free-time to think negatively about these things, when all we want is just to help.

These of course, are not true. The condo units I let people live in for free are sturdy condos. Yes, they may not be fully furnished, but they have the essentials necessary to make living comfortable. A bed, a couch, the fridge, and a few kitchen utensils and materials are enough to make living comfortable. These provisions, I believe, are more than enough for people in need of a place to stay but could not afford the rent that other places have. It may not be the fanciest there is, but I am confident that it can provide the comfort that it promises.

It is very touching how people are also showing support for my cause. I did not make this endeavor public, thus I was shocked when some people showed their support by giving goods and cash for the project. At first I did not accept them because I told them it was nothing. That I did not need it. But they were persistent and said that they wanted to be a part of something good and great. They said they are giving what they can so that they can show support for the cause I have started. Now I know that there are still a lot of kind-hearted people out there.

Doing good things makes us meet new people that touch our lives with joy and a positive outlook in life. There is also the fact that we get to help people that we do not even know, and we feel their pain, sadness, joy and gratitude, all at the same time.

How to Start a Charity of Your Own

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A lot of people are asking me why I decided to let tenants rent my condo for me. Sometimes, I also ask that question sometimes. If I wanted, I could earn a lot from the condo units that I just let people rent for free.

Maybe it is because I am already blessed and I want people to feel blessed in the littlest of things.

I also had a rough start in life. And I said that if I ever succeed, I will do what I could to help others. And this has been my way of giving back. After all, I still manage to eat and sleep well even when the condos are for free.

Some people said that I should formalize the charity I am doing. However, I do not want to put to much publicity into this act. Quite a few are already asking to stay in my units, and I cannot accommodate everyone if this act goes public. As much as I feel the need to help as many people as I could, I also want to do it one step at a time. This Free Rent Condos may just be the beginning. I certainly am not closing my doors to more possibilities.

Also, I find that establishing a charity has different stages to fulfill that I do not think I have the courage to do just yet.

First, you have to identify the problem you want to solve. When you have, you then need to know the unique way you have to help them.

In my case, I have already identified the problem and the solution. There are a lot of homeless people, and so I decided to provide them shelter.

After identifying comes the extra work. You have to set-up fundraising activities that will make people aware of your cause. You need to get their support so that you can raise money. When you are well funded, you can help a bigger population of the people that could benefit from your program.

I decided to do this on my own, out of my own selflessness. I do not think anything is wrong about doing what I do without bringing it on a larger scale. I do not mean that I do not want to help more. I just feel that I might drown in too much and I might not get the satisfaction I want if it gets too chaotic. Of course, as I said, I am not closing the possibility of turning this into a full-time charity in the future. But I would very much like to handle it at a much slower pace.

But of course, I encourage people out there who wish to establish a charity to do just so. There is nothing wrong about doing it step by step, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing it full-scale. The important thing is that you aim to help and you can help.