07/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Giving On A Budget: How To Make A Big Impact With Very Little $$

With the price of gas, food, and other amenities on the rise we all have been cutting back on the things we normally spend on. Unfortunately one thing we cut back on first is our donations to charities. It is hard to be charitable when we ourselves feel like victims.

I have been searching for ways to remain charitable without taking a hit myself. This can be accomplished by donating your time and used or like-new clothing and furnishings, which other people less fortunate will find useful.

But there is another underused way in which we can give big without spending at all.

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