There are a lot of ways to make a difference these days. Some of the simplest are the most innovative. Check out some great app-based options that help make a difference
Even though it undoubtedly feels good to donate to a well-known cause, it is important to understand the realities of where that monetary donation goes. This can be a harsh reality for volunteering/charity, but, you can easily find a way to give in a more direct fashion to a cause close to you
One of the root issues people bring up is quite simply "I don't know where to start". Charitable organizations spend a significant amount of resources on sharing their messages to inspire. It's important to BE the PR for the causes you care about!