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it can have positive effects for us as well as the people we give to.
Give, If You Can't Volunteer
if you're too busy to volunteer or otherwise donate your time, giving money is the perfect workaround. Never think that you can't improve someone's life or the world itself if your personal or professional schedule won't allow the time.
Writing out a cheque is a simple way to show you're willing.
Experience More Pleasure
In research conducted by the National Institutes of Health2, participants who chose to donate a portion of £100 they were provided enjoyed activated pleasure centres in the brain. Although this experiment was controlled and scientific, it did show that donating money simply makes you feel better, which is something we can all benefit from.
Help Others in Need
We don't live in a perfect world, and there's never going to be a perfect time to give—but there are always people out there in need of help. Whether interest rates are rising, the economy is in the doldrums, or even if you're experiencing financial difficulties of your own, the reality is that when you donate your money, you help others who need it.
Get a Tax Deduction
If you are a UK tax payer and give charity, you can write off donations on your tax return. Certain restrictions do apply, though check with your accountant. Also, if you gift aid the charity can get the tax back too. Donating your money is a great way to reduce the amount of money you send off to the chancellor.
Bring More Meaning to Your Life
When you donate money to charity, you create opportunities to meet new people who believe in the same causes that inspire you. That, and making a real impact on those causes, can infuse your everyday life with more meaning. If you've been stuck in a rut, whether personally or professionally, sometimes the simple act of donating cash can do the trick and reinvigorate your life.
Promote Generosity in Your Children
When your kids see you donating money, they're much more likely to adopt a giving mindset as they grow up. I write from personal experience. I've donated money to a variety of charities over the years and have always made sure to inform my eight-year-old son of my efforts. Last Christmas, when he and I were shopping at a mall, he spotted a kiosk for a charity and rather than spending some of his allotted money on Christmas gifts, he asked if we could sponsor a hungry child overseas. We signed up then and there. Do the same with your kids and you might see similar results.
Motivate Friends and Family
When you let your friends and family know of your charitable donations, they may find themselves more motivated to undertake their own efforts to give. It takes a village to address issues such as world poverty, scientific advancement, and early childhood education. Stoking passions in the folks around you is a very positive and tangible effect of your own giving.
Every Little Bit really does Help
You don't need £10,000 to make a difference in someone's life. In developing countries, even just a few ££ could result in a week's worth of meals for a starving child, much-needed medical attention, and even improved schooling. Don't just think of your cash donation from an western economic perspective. Often that money can go a lot further elsewhere in the world.
Your donations and gifts allow us to do our vital work.
If you would like to donate some money, you can either set up a direct debit to Hands of Hope by clicking the link below, or send a cheque made payable to Hands of Hope to: