Most of us have had it drilled into us that exercise is a Good Thing – it helps us keep fit, can help improve mental health and build connections to the wider community. But access to sports and recreational pursuits isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Without significant contributions from members of the community who are passionate about their chosen sport, the likelihood of an individual finding their own favourite pastime might never exist. And even while larger and more popular sports receive funding from external sources, the fact remains that they are often reliant on more than just the physical capital that volunteer workers can provide.
Local sporting and hobby enthusiasts often work very hard to keep their pastime functioning – and in some places, it’s not just a matter of not being able to field a soccer team each week. That’s why smaller operations exist – to help keep their sport alive, and in many cases preserve a cultural heritage that the world would be poorer without.
Good news: we’ve taken the pain out of choosing a charity, leaving you to soak in those good-giving feels, guilt free. We’ve selected the three best charities to share your donation between – yep, your cash supports all three. Got $30 to donate? That’s $10 winging its way to each of the top three Sports & Recreation charities.Donate now