We’re eight months into a year that feels like it’s had enough drama for a lifetime. A lot has gone on – do you remember when the biggest concerns were the constant storms every week? That seems like a completely different time, while the last few months have been filled with a pandemic and other groundbreaking events.
Consequently, 2020 has thrown many things into the public eye that you might have not known about before. It’s also shone a light on particular causes that need your help. Today, we look at some of the causes around the world that could really do with some extra charity right now. Check them out and do some extra research to know where to donate:
It goes without saying that this year has been tough on our mental health. Many people have lost jobs, lost loved ones, and dealt with months of being stuck inside. As a result, the need for mental health assistance and help is greater than ever. Too many people lose their lives due to mental health issues every year – particularly young men. It’s well worth donating to charities and foundations that are committed to fighting against mental health and providing support for those in need.
Yemen is in the middle of one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has ever seen. People and children are dying without access to clean food or water. Add coronavirus into the mixture, and things have gotten even worse. This isn’t something you see on the news in the UK, so you probably have no idea what’s going on. Feel free to read up on it here to learn more about why it’s worth supporting causes that help this country. You can donate in many ways, just do some research to find the most trustworthy charities. If you’re Muslim, you can donate Sadaqah directly to charities that support Yemen and provide assistance to all of the people there.
Earlier this year we saw the shocking scenes of George Floyd being murdered by police officers in the US. This sparked countless protests against institutional and systemic racism around the world. Clearly, anti-racism is a cause we can and should all get behind. Have a look online to find some of the best charities in the UK that support anti-racism.
The elderly population are the most at-risk of death during this pandemic. If 2020 has done one thing, it’s shown us the lack of support that elderly people receive in this country. Now more than ever, people need help and support. So, donating to charities like Age UK will ensure the elderly population get all the assistance they need during these troubling times.
Understandably, money might be tight for a lot of you right now. You don’t have to donate, but if you do have some money spare, these causes and issues are worth your attention. Of course, you can always run fundraising campaigns for any of these causes to help raise some extra money in your spare time. Every little helps, so let’s work together to help those in need.