Charity is quite popular nowadays, and that's a good sign. People tend to give away and help people in need more. Charity comes in different shapes and sizes. It can be just giving money or clothes, or it can be volunteering and helping people.
What are the most popular forms of charity?
As for financial help, some people give money to people in need or funds on a monthly basis, setting up a recurring donation via a bank or a charity website. Some people prefer targeted aid, when they help a particular person rather than a charitable organization.
There is another form of charitable activity. It's giving things — basically any things that people need, like clothes, furniture, cutlery, construction materials, toys for children, etc. They can be brand-new or second-hand. Also this kind of donation gives a donor a chance to be environmentally friendly as the things are not thrown away but given away and can be used again.
Pro bono work is close to volunteering, but it's not the same thing. It's when a person with certain skills helps others for free. Many lawyers, advocates of psychologists offer their professional services to people who can't afford them otherwise.
Charity is crucial in the modern world. It's an attempt to improve inequality, bring people together and raise awareness about such issues as hunger, human rights abuse and many more. It's a chance to be a better person and to make the world a better place.