The Great Healing of Gift Giving!
"Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~Norman MacEwen
FIVE REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY 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 or help our charities. Either way Giving is Great!
1 GIVING TO CHARITY MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD Donating to charity is a major mood-booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research has identified a link between making a donation to charity and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure - proving that as the old adage goes, it really is far better to give than to receive.
2 GIVING TO CHARITY STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES In a research study of Why we give, a feeling of social conscience was the most widely-given reason to give to charity. Whatever type of charity work they supported, 96% said they felt they had a moral duty to use what they had 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.
3 GIVING IS MORE IMPACTFUL THAN EVER With severe weather conditions happening more frequently, COVID, and more and more people falling near or below the poverty line means giving is more important than ever. The charities we have aligned ourselves with speak to the basic psychological and emotional needs of people young and old alike.
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4 GIVING TO CHARITY INTRODUCES YOUR CHILDREN TO THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY Sharing the experience of donating to charity with your children shows them from a young age that they can make positive changes in the world. Children naturally love to help others, so nurturing their innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have, and will carry on supporting charity in years to come. Starting a tradition of donating to charity with your children is easy - try creating a family donation box that everyone can add to and nominate a family charity each year, involving the children in choosing which causes to support.
5 GIVING TO CHARITY ENCOURAGES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME Your own charitable donations can inspire your nearest and dearest to give to causes important to them, and could even bring about a family-wide effort to back a charity or charities that have special significance to you as a group.
Family giving creates a bond, helping to bolster relationships through a shared goal and raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members are already giving to charity, so working together could help you to make even more of a positive impact.
$5 from every art purchase will be distributed to the two Charites we are aligned with as well as donating starter art kits.
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