Well, when I donate I usually do it when I have other errands in the area. I usually donate to my local church and food bank, so when I have errands in that vacinity I grab my "donation bag." I keep in the garage, and just toss it into the under carriage storage so it stays out of the way.
Also, I donate via coupons. I saw a lady buying 3 boxes of diapers at CVS (they had ECB's this week). Well, I handed her 3 $2 off coupons so she saved an additional $6! She thanked & thanked & thanked me! lol I just handed her my biz card and told her I was having a coupon class and that was it.
Another way would be donate from your garden! I have tomato, lettuce & herbs right now and clipped last week and gave them to my neighbor because we were going out of town and didn't want the animals (dogs/cats/squirrels) to get to them. I didn't use any gas or was it out of my way!
Last but not least I swapped coupons (yes, coupons again! lol) with a friend of mine last week and instead of taking money or anything, I gave her some of my BBQ sauce, mayo & extra hot dogs that I got last week for FREE! So when you know another can benefit from your FREEBIES, "buy" it.
Have them come to you! Places like the Good Will & Salvation Army may have a donation truck that can come to you! My grandmother always has items to donate, but she can't haul all that stuff into her car and then drive down the expressway to give them the items. She just calls the Salvation Army and schedules a Pick-Up!
So with summer just around the corner and people getting ready to go on vacation, do some donating before leaving. There may be others who won't be able to go on vacation, but giving them something they need might just make their day!
I'm also trying to help out a few local families this summer... it's awful hot in Texas, so waste no gas and donate to my Chip-In widget HERE, plus you get 1 entry per dollar you donate to win a $50 gift card to pass the kindness, plus entered to win a raffle!