Looking for reasons for charitable giving such as donating money, time or needed items, during the holidays? Here are just 10 of the many reasons we should give to charities!
It’s not you
Sometimes, it takes seeing others whose circumstances are more difficult than ours to make us realize all that we have.
It could be you
Many middle class and most working poor families are just one catastrophe — think job loss, accident or major illness — away from homelessness. Charitable giving could make all the difference.
It could be your loved one
That sick little boy could be your child. The homeless veteran could be your brother. The lonely woman in the nursing home could be your mom. Charities help them get the quality care they need.
It’s a tax write-off
It’s not the most selfless reason, but charitable giving like donations of clothing, cash or a used car, are all tax deductible. So get giving before the year’s end!
It feels good... very good
Plain and simple, it feels good to help others. It will come back to you in blessings!
It’s the right thing to do
Helping others in need is a fundamental part of being human, and an essential aspect of our humanity.
You have more than enough
If you’ve had a prosperous year, give thanks by sharing some of your good fortune with your favorite charities!
You’re barely getting by
If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you know how much even the smallest donation or act of kindness is worth. Pay it forward, even if it’s just a little bit.
You’re teaching your children
Want to raise, kind, generous, thoughtful children? Be the kind of person you want them to become, and let them see you helping others.
You’re making someone’s day
Whether it’s a hot meal, a toy to unwrap at Christmas, or a new/used coat to ward off the winter chill, your gift or donation is making someone’s day, and reminding him or her that love and goodwill really do still exist.