If you’re handy around the house, you’re a real asset in a lot of ways. If you’re looking to help an organization that helps cats, you can use your skills with a wrench and hammer. Consider gifting them with a renovation. That can mean updating their building to be more eco-friendly, building some kitty-friendly shelves for the cats to enjoy, or making an outdoor catio for multiple cats to hang out in. You can also volunteer your services whenever something is damaged and needs to be repaired. Tell them you’re willing to come help with plumbing issues, electrical problems, or any other handy tasks they may have and you’ll be a huge asset for them.
To help a cat in need, you don’t need to have a lot of money or a lot of marketable skills to offer. All you need to offer in order to make a difference is your compassion. Adopting a cat in need, visiting a shelter to pet a few cats while they look for their forever home, or helping a feral cat when you see one may not seem like much, but it’s a way to make a difference for the cats in your community. Many cats don’t experience compassion from humans, so if you offer it you’re making a difference. Hugs and cuddles are free, so offer them to the kitties you see and you’ll be making a difference to one cat, and that’s what it’s all about.
Finding your own way to help cats in need is about finding what you’re good at, or what you like to do, and relating that to cats in need. If you write, offer to start a blog for your favorite organization. If you bake, make cat treats, or bake snacks for shelter care providers as a “thank you.” If you like to paint, paint something beautiful to decorate the walls of a shelter. If you are a good organizer, organize a cat food drive. Monetary help is amazing and a large part of aiding cats everywhere, but it’s not the only thing that helps. Offering your services and compassion is just as important and you’ll take solace knowing that you’ve made a difference in your own way.