Benefits Of Donating Money Every Year
Individuals like you donate a total of $410 billion to charitable causes each year. Why do people give money to charities like UMFS? Your annual charitable contributions support a variety of good causes, change lives, and make a difference in the community in numerous ways.
What Are the Benefits of Donating Money to Charity?
Donating money to charitable causes like UMFS directly benefits the people we serve. But that’s just part of the story. There are many benefits for the donor as well.
Consider several benefits of donating money annually.
Help People in Need
Your donation can make a real difference in your community. Partner with UMFS to make an impact in the lives of high-risk children and families across Virginia. Your donations have changed the lives of children like Travis.
Impact Your Community
When you make a donation to UMFS, you are making a tremendous difference in the community. In 2019, your donations helped 2,367 high-risk children and impacted the lives of 13,620 family members in 190 communities across Virginia. Your donations have a tremendous impact, empowering high-risk children to reach their full potential.
Your donations made a life-long impact for LaQuita.
Inspire Additional Donations
Your regular and enthusiastic contributions are contagious and can inspire the people around you to also make a difference.
As you lead by example, you motivate your family members, friends and co-workers to support charities that matter to them. In turn, their donations motivate others to give. To make an even bigger impact and raise more awareness, you can adopt UMFS as your family, neighborhood or workplace’s charitable cause.
Cultivate Generous Kids
Children who see their parents donate to charity are more likely to be generous themselves.
Encourage your children to host a bake sale, lemonade stand, or another fundraiser to raise money, or prompt them to donate a portion of their allowance. You’ll raise generous children as you commit to making annual charitable donations.
When you have enough money to donate to charity, it may help you feel wealthier, reports Forbes.
Your contributions may do more than just create a feeling of wealth. Some experts suggest that you’re more likely to stick to a budget and manage your personal finances more effectively when you commit to regular charitable donations. The result could actually be greater financial wealth.
A Great Addition to Volunteering
Volunteering your time to UMFS provides numerous benefits to both you and the children at UMFS, but your financial donations also matter. Money equips UMFS to fund our operations to fulfill our mission to support the children and help them achieve a brighter future.
Become More Thankful
Giving can boost your gratitude, which enhances your health, happiness, and optimism. Gratitude can also relieve stress and strengthen friendships.
Improve Your Health
The more you donate, the less stress you feel, according to a study done by the Queensland University of Technology. Generosity can also lower your blood pressure.
Research conducted by the University of Oregon also found that donating activates the pleasure center in your brain. Voluntary donations are especially pleasurable and improve your happiness, joy, and contentment.
Double Your Impact
Many employers match employees’ charitable donations, or make monetary donations in honor of their employee’s volunteer hours.
Take advantage of this perk to double your gift and double your impact. As a bonus, charitable matching programs enhance morale and job satisfaction. Your dollars will go further and help more people.
Receive a Tax Deduction
You may earn a tax deduction and reduce your tax burden when you contribute to a qualified charitable organization like UMFS.
Experience the Benefits of Donating Money
When you make a donation to UMFS, you become an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families across Virginia. Your donation makes a tremendous impact, empowering high-risk children to reach their full potential.
Experience all of the benefits of becoming a donor, and make your gift today.