Virtually anywhere that you will go on the face of the earth, regardless of language, race, culture and religion, we are always encouraged to give to the less fortunate. The importance of donating to charitable organizations such as Gof4Community has been written and spoken about so many times; whether it’s in schools, religious institutions, political gatherings or social events and so much more. However, some of us might be hesitant in donating to charity because of a range of reasons. Maybe you are not sure where to donate, in that case just click here (or the DONATE button on the top right corner) and you will make your contribution in minutes. Perhaps you are not sure how your donation will be used or who it is going to help. If that is the case, just check our previous post and all will be answered.
Today you will learn six amazing reasons why you should donate to a charity and apart from that you will also find out that it will also benefit you! Here are the reasons:
1: Gives you a sense of purpose:
When you donate to a charity, you join a cause that is greater than you. Even if you may be too busy to volunteer your time your donation plays a huge role in an organization like ours; Golf4Community. Donations help boost operations and they make a great impact on the people who you help. You will get a chance to assist in a mission that makes a difference in the society.
Most of the time, people have a habit of taking things for granted just because they have so much, probably even more than they actually need. Have you ever asked yourself, ‘‘What if I did not have all that I needed?’’ By making a donation to charity, it is a sign that you are grateful for what you have and you care enough to help fulfill the needs of those who do not have so that their needs can be met.
3: Setting an example.
If you already have children or you are planning to have them, then making a donation to charity is one of the best examples you could set for your kids. It shows that you want to make the world that we live in a better place. Donating also indicates that you encourage the virtue of sharing and caring for the less-fortunate. These can be some of the greatest values that kids can grow up with. In fact, even if you do not have kids, someone somewhere is looking up to you; nieces, nephews, friends, teammates and workmates alike. Your generous heart might just influence someone to give too.
4: Makes you feel happier and richer
Donating will make you feel happier because it has been proven to lower levels of cortisol, a hormone that is associated with stress. In addition, you will feel richer because of the fact that you have enough to share with others. Even the least amount of donations count, you do not have to have a lot of wealth to donate. As Ben Carson once said ‘Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give’
5: Relieving financial stress
Most people do not know this but when you donate to a charity, you actually play a part in relieving your own financial stress. Apart from just making you feel richer and happier, giving lifts off the burden of stress brought by money because of how you will feel knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life.
6: Tax Deductions
In the USA, the amount of money that you give to charitable organizations can be counted as a deduction on your tax returns. Even though this should not really be the main reason why you should donate to a charity, it is a good bonus that will come with giving. If you keep updated records on amounts of money that you donate or the property that you donate, that can be accurately itemized when you are filing your tax forms and a lot of people never think about that!
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