Did you know that 20 people every minute are abused in the U.S.? Would you consider giving $20 this Tuesday in honor of Giving Tuesday? Below are 5 ideas on things to cut out over the next week or the beginning of next month that will give you the spare cash to donate $20 and make an impact on families facing abuse in NWA. On December 3, we are trying to raise $5,000, which would provide a family of four with shelter and legal aid for ONE MONTH! Be a part of the change in our community.
- Cut back on your coffee intake.
If you are like me, you drive through Starbucks, Scooters, Onyx, Bolder or another local coffee shop at least once or twice a week. The average drink is $5. Just cut out four drinks over the next couple of weeks, and you will have that $20 to donate in honor of domestic violence survivors.
- Cancel some subscriptions
Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and now Disney Plus; subscriptions can really eat up your savings. But by foregoing even just one of these for one month could help you save enough to give back on December 3. You can use the time you would have spent binging to take care of yourself, hang out with a friend, bake some holiday goodies, the options are endless!
Clothes and Christmas gifts are expensive, and cash can be tight around the holidays. However, by thrifting (especially at our very own thrift store!) you can save big, find unique gifts, and spruce up your wardrobe.
- Meal plan
I will be the first to admit I eat out WAY too much. But, when I take the time and energy to plan out meals and dedicate one afternoon to meal prepping for the whole week, it saves me lots of time, energy, and money.
- Have a date night or movie night at home!
Lastly, a night out on the town with friends, a movie night out with the kids, or a date night adds up pretty fast. Between drinks, food, a movie, and snacks, you could easily have a fun night in and have $20 to spare!
Hopefully this gives you some good ways to honor a victim of DV with a donation of $20. Help us reach our $5,000 goal on December 3!