The holidays are quickly approaching. And while many are preoccupied with gifts, holiday parties and taking a holiday from work, many others have one thing on their mind: charity.
Given your arrival on this post, it’s safe to say that you’re at least contemplating the idea of giving to charity in the near future. I think that’s great! As richly blessed people, it’s important that we find charities we’re passionate about to give back.
But maybe it’s your first time giving and you’re a bit nervous about it.
If that’s the case, I’ve outlined 6 of the top reasons you should move past your nervousness and decide, once and for all, to start giving to charity. Are you ready? Let’s go...
Because You Can Grow Your Social Network
There’s a common phrase in the business world that says, “It’s all about who you know.” As we leave formalized education, finding social connections becomes increasingly difficult.
This is especially true if you’ve moved away from you home and don’t live near family and long-time friends.
Getting involved in a charity is a chance to grow your social network. You’ll get to know other donors, as well as people actively involved in the day-to-day-operations. What a great chance to connect with people that share similar interests and passions!
Because It Provides a Chance to Express Your Values
Whether consciously or not, we each by a set of values and morality. It’s commonly spread that even thieves live by a basic code of conduct. Your value system is likely rooted in the experiences you’ve had throughout your life thus far.
Giving to charity provides an outlet to express your values to the world. It communicates what you believe in, stand for an openly support.
Because You Can Reach a Deeper Level of Spirituality
Most religions promote the idea of giving to others. But even beyond organized religion, giving to others brings you into a deeper realm of spirituality. It reminds us of our humanity and that this world is a home shared by all of us.
If you’re seeking a deeper connection to the world around you, look into an opportunity to give. You’ll be surprised by how a simple contribution to others can, in turn, help you as well.
Because It Improves Your Sense of Well-Being and Purpose
We spend many years of our life in search of some higher purpose. Some spend their entire lives in the pursuit of happiness and contentment.
One way to achieve this is by giving to others. Want to feel more fulfilled? Give.
Because You’ll Meet Like-Minded and Interesting People
Charities often have events for their donors. And when you contribute to a cause, you’ll get the chance to go meet others that are passionate about the same thing.
Life is all about making connections, and having the opportunity to meet other interesting is a great reason to support a cause that you feel passionate about.
Because You Can
There are plenty of people in this world that don’t know how they’ll get their next meal. However, if you’re reading this article, that likely doesn’t apply to you.
So why should you give? Simply because you can. Because you have more than someone else in this world, and the least you can do is give back to those that are hurting and in need.
We’re certainly not telling you how or what to give… But if you’re interested in helping Relief from Pain achieve our mission, we’d certainly appreciate your donation! Click on the “Donate” button, or reach out to us today to talk about how you can contribute.