Benefits of Donating Money Every Year

Individuals like you donate a total of $410 billionto 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 2022, your donations helped 1,970 high-risk children and impacted the lives of 8,466 family members in 108 communities across Virginia. Your donations have a tremendous impact, empowering high-risk children to reach their full potential.

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 a family, neighborhood or workplace.

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.

Feel Wealthier

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 agency, but your financial donations also matter. Money equips us to fund our operations and fulfill our mission.

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.