A recent Harvard Business School study titled “Feeling Good About Giving” says…
“…The Benefits (and Costs) of Self-Interested Charitable Behavior explores the ways in which charitable behavior can lead to benefits for the giver. 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….”
Donations are tax deductible
As a donor, when you give to a charitable group or a not for profit organization, the amount you donate or give is tax deductible. The amount you receive back depends on where you live and the rules established by Local, State and Federal Government Agencies. When you donate to The Doctors & Dentists That Care, you will receive a receipt for the full amount of your gift.
Giving to charity may improve your sense of well-being
The act of helping others can create an enhanced sense of well-being. Knowing that you sacrificed something such as time, finances or property in order to help others in need, will give you an improved sense of purpose in life, work and inner satisfaction.
Supporting a cause can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice
This knowledge may position you to help increase the awareness of social problems among those in your sphere of influence from a balanced and educated standpoint.
Giving to charity out of spiritual conviction can strengthen your spiritual life
Selfless giving is a key component to many spiritual and religious systems of belief. Recognizing that you have taken action in line with your own spiritual beliefs to gladden others in need will bring you a sense of inner fulfillment, contentment and peace.
Volunteering with a charity may result in physical and social benefits
After donating or giving to a charity or not for profit organization, you may feel an inner pull to become more involved with the cause by volunteering your time and skills as well. By giving in this manner, you have the opportunity to build your social circles while reaping the physical, mental and spiritual benefits from the labor you contribute to your favorite cause.