Making a difference sounds nice, but can you really make a difference with the sliver of time or money you're able to donate?
"Don’t overthink it," says Dallas chef Chad Houser, who once volunteered to help juvenile detention residents with a cooking competition. That led to a restaurant internship program that has now paired more than 750 recently released teen offenders with work—proof that a small act of kindness can go a long way.
59% of Americans would prefer a donation to charity in their name instead of a gift.
Source: "Year-end charitable giving: A 2021 snapshot of how Americans plan to give," Fidelity Charitable®, November 30, 2021.