We can spare some time and money for others. The local temple (temple nearest to our house) can be made a vehicle for social work. For this purpose we can take responsibility of our local temple.
In India, usually the local temple is small, dirty and poorly managed. We can get involved in our local temple. We can become part of the temple committee which manages our local temple.
We can ensure that money being donated by our neighbors in the local temple is properly used. For cleanliness, the temple should hire enough manpower and give them the required cleaning material. Temples should have clean toilets. The pujari should be paid a minimum wage so that they can take care of their family. The money left should be used for social work.
Our local temple should give a place to stay for the homeless. Our local temple should feed the hungry or have a bhandara. Our local temple should give clothes to the poor. Our local temple give free medicines and have a free clinic. Our local temple should have a free school.
We should take responsibility of our local temple to make it a vehicle to serve society,