Donating resources and time to charity creates a ripple of effects. Most of which, people don’t even realize. Charity and helping those that are less fortunate than you does a lot of good for the sole and our fellow man. There are even some kickbacks of that ripple to the donor. In order to get a better sense of the effect charity can have, here are a few examples.
Sense of Pride
The first thing that happens after you donate is a wave of pride. There’s no shame in feeling great about helping others. It feels good and comes from a place of pure compassion and care. There are many people who get caught up in their own hectic lives and forget to stop, look around, and think about the others around them. When you donate, it’s more than okay to let pride wash over you.
Tax deduction are not the reason most people donate, but it is a nice incentive nonetheless. Donations can be written off at tax time, so you end up paying less taxes to the government because of your good deeds. Make sure to speak with an accountant before writing everything off that you’ve ever donated, though. There are certain parameters and specifications for filing charitable donations.
Helping Others in Need
This is the main effect of giving to charity. Your donations of time and/or money go to help others less fortunate than yourself. It doesn’t matter how big or small your donation is either. Everything donated is more than what was there before and can be used to change someone’s life for the better.
Being a Role Model
Last, but certainly not least, donating to charity can position you as a role model for others. Younger siblings or family member who look up to you will see your efforts to help others and strive to do the same with their lives. When giving becomes a family affair, it’s a beautiful thing.