Giving is good for the soul. It’s something we’ve always known, but how can we be sure? Well, science has actually found some objective benefits to give. In fact, several studies have shown that giving makes us happier than receiving and that even small acts of kindness can make a big difference in our lives. So if you’re wondering why you should give more often or how much money to give away each year, here are some reasons why getting involved with charity work—and giving a little bit more than usual—may just make sense:
What are the benefits of giving?
Giving is good for the soul. The act of giving can help you feel more connected to others, less isolated, and more optimistic about life in general.
Giving can also be an important part of building community. When we take an interest in each other’s needs, we form a sense of belonging that makes us all stronger together than we could be individually.
So what can you do?
- Give money.
- Give time.
- Give your voice. Offer to organize a fundraiser, or take on an advocacy opportunity to help us spread the word about our mission and our work in the community.
- Give your ideas and energy to support our efforts at fundraising, organizing events or helping with event planning, writing press releases and articles, social media management, graphic design, and more!
On this #GivingTuesday, consider donating to a cause that’s meaningful to you.
On this #GivingTuesday, consider donating to a cause that’s meaningful to you. Giving back is a great way to give thanks and make the world a better place. You can donate money or time—or both! Or if you’re not sure where to start, try giving during the holidays. Do some research about organizations that do good work in your community and see how else you can get involved with them. You could even share your favorite charity on social media!
Giving is good for you and the world. We hope that in reading our article, you learned something new about why giving is important and how you can give more often. By becoming more mindful of what we have and where it comes from, we can make better decisions about how we spend our money—and that’s just one way to live a fuller life with less stress! And isn’t that a helpful way to keep your mind active?