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Why Donate to Charity?

Donation Resources July 15, 2022

Giving to charity is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself and others, but that
doesn’t mean everyone does it. In fact, Americans give less than 2% of their income to charity
on average each year. That’s why we’re here! We’ll walk you through the basics of giving back
and hopefully convince you that donating isn’t just good for society–it’s actually good for you

Charitable Donations Make an Impact

Charities provide relief to the poor, bring healing to the sick & comfort to the needy.

Charity is a noble act that helps those in need by delivering relief, healing and comfort to the
poor, sick and needy. Charities are organizations that provide funding to people who cannot
afford basic necessities or have medical emergencies. A charity can be as small as one person
helping one other person or it can be as large as a multinational organization helping millions of
people all over the world.

The following are some examples of charities:

  • United Way (helps fund local programs)
  • Salvation Army (a Christian organization that provides services to those who need help)

The income generated from providing charitable goods and services flows through the
organization & into the local economy.

The income generated from providing charitable goods and services flows through the
organization & into the local economy. This is possible because of the nature of charity
organizations. Charity organizations are exempt from paying taxes, which means that they can
use all of their profits for other charitable purposes. If a charity owns property or has money
invested in stocks or bonds (net assets), it can use those assets to generate additional income
without having to pay taxes on that money first. Charities also spend a lot of time fundraising
and soliciting donations from individuals and businesses which helps improve their financial
situation as well as maintain a positive relationship with donors who may want to keep
supporting them over time.

The end result is that instead of going into someone’s pocketbook where it becomes just
another piece of currency used by consumers spending money on things like groceries or
clothing; now this same piece gets recycled back into our communities so that people can
continue creating jobs through their own businesses while also benefiting others in need out
there too!

Support to charities early in life can lead to a higher propensity for giving as an adult.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “the more you donate, the more you will donate.” The idea
behind this is that if you donate money to charity at an early age, it can lead to a higher
propensity for giving as an adult. The same reasoning applies when it comes to taking
advantage of opportunities in life: if we don’t take advantage of those opportunities now, we’ll
never get them again.

For example, let’s say a woman named Alice has $10 left over after her rent and bills are paid
each month. She could spend this money on herself—maybe she’d buy some new clothes or
go out for dinner with friends. Or she could give it away—and she might even feel good about
doing so! Either way, Alice still gets her money’s worth out of her $10 (whether from buying
something or from feeling good about helping others). But if she gives up her $10 every month
for one year at age 20 and then suddenly stops donating once she turns 21 because she thinks
there’s no point anymore since all her friends graduated college already… well… then that
would be pretty sad because now Alice has none of their support going forward into adulthood!

The more one gives, the happier he/she is, which leads to a greater chance for donation

This may sound a little strange, but it’s true. The more you give, the happier you are. And the
happy people are more likely to give again!

Let’s say that you donate $500 every month and your friend only donates $100 every month. It
might seem like your friend is contributing more than you are; however, if they were able to
double their donation (or even triple it), they would be contributing as much or even more than
yourself because of their increased happiness level.

And this cycle continues on and on until everyone has enough money to be happy!

Charitable donations are tax deductible if you itemize your taxes on your federal return.

  • Charitable donations are tax deductible if you itemize your taxes on your federal return.
  • All charitable contributions must be made to a qualified organization in order to receive a
  • The IRS has several restrictions on what can be considered a qualified organization, including: religious organizations, political organizations, foreign organizations and nonqualified organizations that are not listed in the IRS Publication 78.

Donating to charity is actually good for you.

  • Being charitable can make you happier.
  • Donating to charity can reduce your stress.
  • Donating to charity increases your self-esteem.
  • Donating makes you feel like a good person, because of course it does! And that’s all thanks
    to the warm glow which emanates from within when doing good deeds for others without
    expectation of reward or praise, and also because doing so is a great way to procrastinate
    from all the other things on your list too (like cleaning out the back garden shed).


As you can see, there are many reasons why donating to charity is a great idea. Whether you’re
giving back because it feels good or because it’s good for your bottom line (or both!), we hope
this article has helped clarify what exactly it means when someone says “I donate to charity.”

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