There are so many easy and affordable ways to help other people. You can help a friend or acquaintance who is hurting by bringing a meal or helping to clean their house. You can also support a charity by volunteering or giving money; there are many good reasons to donate your time including the fact that doing so will make you happier. In addition to volunteering or giving directly to a charity though, you can also help your local community in other affordable, creative ways. If you are care about a specific cause, you can take part in a benefit run or run a bake sale. Even picking up trash when you see it will help to make your community a cleaner and more welcoming place. Making a difference locally can be easy if you want it to be; heres how.