Many people do not understand that giving to charity can bring financial benefits. You don’t have to make a multi-million dollar contribution to charity in order to receive future or immediate financial benefits.
Charity somehow is a difficult concept to explain because more often, people have their innate understanding of why or why not they give. Aside from the tax benefits of giving to charities, most people who give to charities are motivated by their own values and personal experiences.
Make A Difference
Create an impact on the lives of others and see for yourself how you can contribute to creating a tangible and lasting change in the lives of others. There are millions of hungry people in the world and those needing immediate attention such as those who are suffering from natural calamities. There are children all over that world that are deprived of their rights to education and living lives in poverty-without proper food, shelter, potable water, and other basic social needs. Go ahead. Make your contribution and you will be amazed by how your contribution, no matter how small can help in the long-term vision of changing society.
Take A Stand
Notice how the society and the world, in general, are bombarded by the pressing problems through a variety of channels of information. Every day as you read the news or watch TV, you are made aware of the injustice, the misery, and the wasted human potential. And the sad fact is that we feel powerless if we are alone in the struggle. With charity organizations making stand on the issues you are passionate about, you become empowered to contribute in effecting change.
Perhaps you are concerned about how pollution has destroyed the natural habitat of wildlife. Or maybe, you want to make a stand on pressing social issues such as discrimination, children and women’s rights or animal rights. No matter what you believe it, make a stand. Make your voice be heard. Contribute to the worthy you are most passionate about. Contribute generously to charitable organizations fighting for the same social issues you want to be addressed.
Each one has his own reason for giving, there is no doubt that there are people who believe in the value of giving. Giving is a good thing to do and that is more than enough reason to feel good about giving. When you give donations to charitable organization, it is not uncommon to desire to be recognized and acknowledged for the contributions you made in a tangible way.
Giving can also be a way of meeting new people and making alliances. Take part in fundraising events-volunteer to share your talents and skills. This will also give you chance to interact with other people who share the same passion with you. You can share your experiences and even encourage each other to continue working for the cause by which you believe in.
At the height of all these, what matters most is to give to charity if you truly feel that it is the right thing to do. Don’t donate to charity if you don’t see the purpose. However, approach each step with an open mind and find the right reason to give. This way, your charitable contribution will make a difference not only to the lives of others, but in your life as well.