“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa
Did you know? Donating to a charity organization doesn’t just benefit them – you can also enjoy some personal benefits as well. Giantability, a non-profit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, lists some of the positive effects of giving to charity:
- Inspiring generosity in your own children, family, and friends
Do you want to serve as an inspiration to your children, family, and friends? Do you teach them the value of generosity and charity? One of the best ways to do that is by being a role model. Put your own words into action and donate. Once your family and friends see you donating, it’s highly likely that they will develop the same mindset as well.
- Experience more pleasure
A research conducted by the National Institutes of Health shows that participants who chose to donate the $100 that they were provided with experienced activated pleasure centers in the brain. Although this was a scientific, controlled experiment, it only shows that donating money does help you feel better.
- Meet new people
Do you want to meet new people who share your ideals and beliefs? Donation doesn’t necessarily mean giving money or material things – there are some who chose to donate their time through volunteering. This is a great way for you to meet new people from different backgrounds and all walks of life. With this, you can gain new experiences, talk to different people, and gain new insight and valuable lessons that you can use in your own life.
- Donation evokes gratitude
Whether you are on the giving or receiving end, it can evoke feelings of gratitude (be it instilling gratitude in the recipient or expressing gratitude). In her book entitled Positivity, Barbara Fredrickson suggests that promoting gratitude in day-to-day life is one of the keys to increasing personal happiness.
As a dedicated religious organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, we strive to encourage more people to donate. Whether you choose to donate to our organization or if you choose another group that you think can benefit more from your kindness, we encourage you to please do so.
No matter what you donate – be it money, material things, or your time – know that you are making a significant, positive impact on your life and the lives of others in need.