Helping others

Helping others

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Helping others

Helping others is a great thing to do. You can learn new things and have fun. You can help people, animals or the environment. It can make you feel good too! How can you help?

Charities are organisations that help others, for example, UNICEF or the World Wildlife Fund. You can help charities by giving your time, giving money or giving things that you own. You can also help people or places you know.

Volunteering

Volunteering is when you give your time to help others. Some ways of volunteering are:

  • visiting old people to talk to them or help them
  • walking dogs at an animal shelter
  • cleaning up a park.

Fundraising

Fundraising is when you collect money to help others. Some ways of fundraising are:

  • making cakes or biscuits to sell
  • doing a sponsored activity. For example, family and friends give you money if you finish a long walk.

Donating

Donating is when you give your things to help others. Some ways of donating are:

  • giving your old toys or clothes to a charity that helps sick children or poor people
  • giving your old books to a library.

Fun facts

  • 5 September is the International Day of Charity
  • The world record for volunteering is 77,019 hours!
  • The largest sponsored walk was in the Philippines. There were more than 175,000 people!

So what can you do to help others?

Discussion

Tell us some ways you have helped others or would like to help others.

Average: 3.8 (14 votes)

Submitted by PrincessFangRiver on Sat, 06/07/2019 - 18:02

In reply to by DJDressPrincess

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Help the poor

Submitted by DoctorDeer3 on Thu, 21/03/2019 - 17:45

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I help my mum to put the clothes in the cupboard. I clean my room. I help my mum to buy things at the store.

Submitted by SparklyDesert100 on Sun, 17/02/2019 - 09:09

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This is the best educational game in the world

Submitted by LordCoastTechnology on Wed, 22/08/2018 - 15:13

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in the game m score was 8 on 8 it was very useful!!!!

Submitted by QueenTune400 on Tue, 03/07/2018 - 11:40

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i like this game!

Submitted by AgentTurquoiseHawk on Fri, 13/04/2018 - 11:34

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I've never helped others. But sometimes my sister takes a part in foodraising in our school.

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Thu, 01/03/2018 - 09:45

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Helping other is good.

Submitted by WowEclipse500 on Tue, 16/01/2018 - 00:27

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I have never volunteering,donating or fundraising. I love to help old people or persons who needs help. I like giving away my own things which I do not use for poor people.

Submitted by OldSunflower60 on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:29

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It was perfect !!!! I like to help children and old people.

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