Just some of the benefits of giving to charity are that it makes you feels good, sets a great example for others and helps build strong communities.
Canadians generally are a very generous people, with many contributing regularly to charity through regular payroll deduction, through involvement in personal causes, through fund raising events and many other ways.
Some time ago a friend of mine was talking to his team (a large team of Federal Government employees) about the need to support our local community, and to give a few dollars back to help others. Afterwards a young employee came to see him.
“Is it really true that one dollar donated every pay can make a difference?”, she asked.
“Think about it” said my friend, “There are 30 million Canadians, if everyone gave a dollar from each pay cheque that could make a tremendous difference!”
She went away and signed up … and this young person, starting out in her career, with not a big income gives $5 twice a month from her pay cheque to help those who are less fortunate than her! That’s $120 a year … imagine if 30 million Canadians gave $120 a year. We could solve the social issues of homelessness, provide support and help to all battered women and children and make a huge difference in this society we call home.
Could you afford $5 twice a month?
Are you giving the same amount you gave a couple of years ago? Maybe you could ADD $5 twice a month.
Give generously, we all benefit from an improved community and we will reap personal benefits from the act of giving.
“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope