With holidays just around the corner, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. One time-tested way to spread cheer is giving to charity. Not only will you be doing a good deed for someone in need, but you will also receive more in return than you might expect. For it is in giving that we receive.
The Gifts You Get from Giving to Charity
At EAC Network, your donations make an immediate impact in the lives of over 82,000 at-risk individuals. This kind of support enables us to provide over 100 vital programs and direct support services across Long Island and New York City. But for our donors, the benefits of financial contributions don’t just go one-way. By supporting EAC Network, our supporters also receive several unexpected yet valuable gifts om return.
The Joy of Making a Difference
Many people choose to make charitable contributions because the simple act of helping others produces a warm, fuzzy feeling. No matter the size of the donation, donors often report feeling better about themselves knowing that they have contributed to making the world a better place.
One study from Indiana University found that the joy of giving to charity is more than a myth. It produces a sense of well-being that just might be as beneficial for the donor as the monetary contribution is for the recipient.
A Sense of Gratitude
The act of giving to charity also tends to make donors feel thankful for what they have. Contributing to a cause provides a stark reminder that there are many members of the community in need.
This realization oftentimes provides a respite from daily problems and inconveniences. After donating to charity, people generally experience being filled with a lasting sense of gratitude.
Become a Part of Something Bigger than You
When you give of yourself, you become a part of something much bigger than you. You join a community of supporters who are helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
You can take pride in knowing that your dollars are hard at work improving the lives of those in need. Together with others in your community, you could be a small part of a big change in your neighborhood.
Added Bonus: Charitable Donations are Tax-Deductible
Giving to charity can also pay off at tax time. In many cases, you may be eligible for tax deductions that could lower your tax bill. But to qualify, you must have contributed to an IRS-approved charitable organization.
Support Donate for Good Today
This year, COVID-19 has hit many of New York’s most vulnerable individuals hard. To serve those in need, EAC Network has risen to the occasion to meet unprecedented demand for its programs and services. Our Donate for Good campaign supports our social service programs, such as Meals on Wheels and Mission Employment, that are fulfilling a vital need at a critical time.
As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”