Unusual ways to make a charitable donation
The more you give, the more you receive – this is a law of life, and if you look at the wealthiest and most successful entrepreneurs and artists, they are philanthropic.
Most people are willing to give to charitable causes but do not know how to go about it. Sitting in a boring fundraiser meeting is not a preferable option, and making an individual contribution may not be easy.
There are unusual ways to make an indirection donation, and some of them include the possibility of getting a win back. The win acts as a motivation to commit more money.
What is a charity lotto
It is a form of incentivised giving organised by charity organisations to reach out to people who wouldn’t typically give to charitable causes. Participants who win receive attractive rewards.
The lottos create awareness of the organisation’s cause. It paves the way for future support from the participants in case the organisation wishes to raise funds through other means other than the lotto.
Charity lotto is regularised by the Gambling Commission, which mostly limits participants to 16 years and above for large and small society lotteries.
How it works
First, you need to decide the charity cause that you are most interested in such as cancer care, environmental conservation, animal care, and children foundations. Pick a charity lottery that is involved in this cause; most of these organisations have a website where you can learn more about their offers.
Some charity organisations offer cash prizes, travel and holiday packages, gift cards, gift baskets, automobiles, or electronics. You can also win a mega prize which in most cases is a sizeable amount of cash.
You can participate in a weekly or monthly draw by buying a ticket online through a payment method supported by the organisation such as PayPal, credit card or direct debit. The flexibility of payment methods makes it possible to participate despite your location.
The organisation then sends the ticket to you through e-mail. You can also buy it through an approved retailer, or any buy from an authorised retailer who will give you the ticket upon payment.
When the winners are picked, the results will be published on their website, social media pages, or through a print medium such as a magazine or newspaper. In case you win, you are sure to receive an e-mail or call.
Out of the earnings made from the sale of tickets, a percentage goes to charitable causes while the rest goes to prizes.
Charity lotto is exciting for two reasons, the anticipation of a win and knowing that any money lost goes to a worthy cause. When buying a ticket, choose an organisation that deals with a cause that provides a profound meaning to your life.
The thrill of playing, coupled with the satisfaction of fulfilling a higher purpose, might turn it into a favourite. The more you play, the higher your chances of winning prizes and possibly, the mega prize. A single play, when you least expect, could turn out to be your ticket to a better life.
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