Armchair Charity: 6 Easy Ways To Give

05/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Color me cheesy, but President Obama's call for action for more Americans volunteering their time inspired me to take volunteering more seriously. This is to me is hardly a matter of party loyalty, but simply a matter of principle: sitting back and riding on the coattails of other ordinary citizens' generosity and hard work does not make me feel very good. Dedicating a chunk of my personal time--even if it is a very small chunk--to something bigger than myself keeps me inspired, hopeful and busy.

Daunted by the burdens of the world? Minimal, lazy action is so much better than no action at all. If you are a wide-eyed volunteer newbie, here are six lazy-daisy ways to dip your feet into the wonderful world of altruistic love.


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