Whether you are practicing social distancing or would simply like to find charity ideas that are more suited with your hectic schedule, there’s no reason that the spirit of giving can’t occur from the comfort of your own home. These virtual charity ideas will help you find a way to give back to the DC area all year long.
At-Home Charity Gala. Fancy parties may not be on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean that delicious gala food is off the menu. Many nonprofits are opting to host virtual galas, allowing you to dress up in your best dress, light some candles and open a beautiful box of curated items in your own home. If your local hospital or other nonprofit usually hosts a dinner or wine tasting to raise funds, check to see if they will be hosting a virtual event this year. Registration fees are often less expensive than the standard events, and there’s nothing better than sampling artisan items at home for a good cause.
Virtual Volunteer. While in-person volunteering will always be necessary, if you’re hoping to give back from home this year, there are still some options. From national programs that require translators, editors and other virtual volunteers to local schools that may require virtual mentors or tutoring for students, there are plenty of ways to volunteer without stepping foot out your front door.
Virtual Charity Race. Not every virtual option requires you to sit on your couch. If you want to stay active while helping out a great cause, look around for a charity-based virtual 5k or 10k that you would love to support. Virtual races allow you to run, jog or walk wherever is convenient for you. Whether you choose a nearby road, trail or gym—or simply hop on the treadmill at home—you’re able to participate easily. These races usually require a registration fee that will support the charity and include fun gear and a participants’ medal for those entering the race. Do it alone in your own time, or sign up and run as a family!
There are plenty of creative virtual charity ideas that ensure that everyone is able to donate funds, volunteer or participate in a fun event for a good cause, all without leaving home.