Being frugal doesn't mean that you don't give to others. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Being frugal can mean that you find meaningful ways to give of yourself that are creative rather than just writing a check and crossing your good deed for the day off your list.
Along my path of frugal adventuring, I've really come to see that there are opportunites to give financially to amazing groups of dedicated and inspired (inspiring) people that can really work to change the world.
There are times when $20 is not $20.
A great friend of mine is passionate about working with a group that was new to me until recent months: Amman Imman: Water is Life. This group inspires school aged children to work towards strengthening villages in West Africa by providing means to access water. This amazing program has already worked to bring water to 75,000 people and animals in this region during the driest months of the year and this group is returning to Niger in the spring to do more.
So when is $20 not $20? When your donation is matched by another group!
Right now if you give a few dollars to this worthy cause, your donation will be matched penny for penny giving your dollars twice as much power to work for clean water and the many effects that this simple resource provides.
Check out more about Amman Imman: Water is Life and be inspired!