Well, if you think that donating to a charity has positive effects only on the community, think again. Even you as a volunteer find peace and a sense of accomplishment when someone else benefit from your act of kindness. It is all interlinked actually and quite frankly many factors play a vital role in making you feel that way.
1. Help Others
We all know that this is not a perfect world that we live in and therefore there is always going to be someone in need and somebody that can do better with our help. There is much disparity in the economy and when we decide to do our part by giving back to the community, we can’t help but feel satisfied and elated at the same time.
2. Tax Deduction
Any IRS-approved charity that you write off donations to lets you save huge amounts on your tax return. All donations whether they are in cash or via check will be eligible for deduction. Therefore your final taxable income becomes much lower which lets you save more.
3. Substitute For Volunteer
If you don’t find it possible to contribute your time or volunteer for any of the causes that you believe in, don’t worry. I know this is not something that you want to hear especially when you are counting to make an actual difference through your genuine efforts. In such cases, giving money and/or giving in kind to your preferred charity are very beneficial. Never think that you can’t contribute and improve someone’s life, there is always a way.
4. Source Of Motivation
Donating money to a charity of your choice does not only keep you driven to help others but also motivates people in your life to do the same. When your friends and family get to know of your charitable donations and the causes that you stand for they may find inspiration and that results in more efforts to give back to the community.