Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding for you too. Millions of people give to charity on a regular basis to support causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives.
So why is giving to charity so gratifying? We’ve taken a closer look at five reasons to donate to your charities of choice.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
1. GIVING TO CHARITY STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES
Many people we come across doing charity work say they feel they have a moral duty to use what they have to help others, a sentiment very much rooted in their personal values and principles.
Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege, and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own personal values and feel like we’re living in a way that is true to our own ethical beliefs.
2. TEACH CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING.
Teaching children to care about others is an important life lesson. When children watch you give, they will grow up knowing that giving back is the right thing to do and follow in your footsteps. So, donating to charity also helps you be a good role model for your kids and others.
3. IMPROVING THE WORLD COMMUNITY.
We’re all trying to make the world a better place. One person’s charitable giving can help the greater good of humanity, positively impacting more people than a giver may ever comprehend their donation could reach. In many parts of the world, others are not so fortunate. Charitable communities help foster a happier and healthier world by improving the quality of life for those around us as a whole.
4. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
The gift of giving always comes full circle. Giving is receiving and generosity is contagious. So, the next time you’re thinking about treating yourself, instead remember the positive benefits on your health that donating to charity can bring about, as well as the positive change you can help bring about around the world.
5. DONATING GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW GRATITUDE.
Life is busy, and it can sometimes be easy to forget to show your gratitude for all that you’ve been given. There are thousands of charities and causes doing vital work across the country and around the world. When you are ready to give and are researching a charity to support, this can remind us of all that we have, and the act of donating to charity is a way to express our feelings gratitude. Inspire others to give by posting your kind action on social media to inspire others to give generously.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.