“Nearly 70 percent of donors nationwide said that the most important reason they donated was to help people meet basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and heat,” and 30 percent said “making the world a better place” motivated them.
Donating your time or money to a worthy cause helps make a positive difference in the world, which is enough of a good reason to give. But there are many other benefits worth exploring.
From fancy cars and expensive clothes to fine dining and exotic vacations, there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned money. Helping people in need can enlarge your world and transform you into a more important part of the community.
While the concept that giving to others can make you feel good about yourself is not revolutionary, there are several more subtle ways that giving your money or time for a cause can benefit your psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being.