5 Reasons to Donate to Charity

Giving loveDonating to charity is one of the best ways that you can feel involved and active in a cause you are passionate about. Most charities are happy to take money, goods and even your time. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet and started giving to causes you are invested in, we have a few reasons you might want to start doing so.

1. It’s a Good Reminder of Your Own Fortune

It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day of life, and always focus on how busy you are rather than how much you have. When you give to charity, it is often an obvious reminder that you have been fortunate and blessed while many others have not. If you want to have a more grateful, thankful heart, one of the first steps to getting there is to find a charity and start to donate.

2. You’re Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

Your kids are likely to do as you do rather than as you say. If you constantly tell them they need to help others but don’t do so on your own, they won’t see the benefits that come from giving. Teach your kids to sacrifice for the things they want and for the things others don’t have. Discuss with them the benefits of giving to a charity, a school fundraiser or even volunteering at a local soup kitchen.

3. You’ll Get a Tax Break

If the altruistic motives don’t convince you to donate to charity, remember that any donation of money or goods can often be written off on your taxes. Come tax season, you will be really glad you wrote that check, even if it was a sacrifice at the time. The tax deduction for charitable giving is one most often forgotten, so remember to keep receipts of all you give to claim it on your taxes.

4. You Become More Engaged in a Cause

Whether you are a stay at home mom of four or a corporate executive, you probably have a cause you are passionate about. The reality is that with your busy schedule, you might not have the time or the energy you would like to volunteer and spend time at your local elementary school, children’s shelter or food bank. If you still want to be involved but don’t have the time to do so, a monetary donation is the next best way to take up a cause you are passionate about. You feel as if you are helping others without overwhelming your own schedule.

5. You Are Helping Others

Charity is often about giving to those who have less than you, but can also be about raising money for projects, schools and other worthwhile causes. At the core of all charitable giving is the fact that you are taking your excess and giving it to someone that needs it. In this way, you can always feel as if you are helping someone else.

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