Why Charity? 为什么慈善

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Why Charity 为什么慈善

The season of giving is upon us once again and it’s time to jump back into the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The gift of giving is a wonderful feeling. It’s a happy moment seeing the smile on your loved one’s face as they open each gift you’ve picked out just for them. However ,this isn’t the only reason it’s good to give to charity. Studies show that giving has added health benefits for the giver. Moreover, there are a variety of ways that those who give charitable donations can reap added (and surprising) health benefits while helping those in need.

Whether we are offering emotional support for loved ones, volunteering our time to assist an organization, or donating money to charity, there are more ways to enjoy the health benefits of giving than simply shopping for the perfect gift. Giving to a charity may make you feel good, and also help boost your physical health and mental well-being.

 

奉献的季节再次来到我们身边,是时候回到假期的喧嚣中了。 给予的礼物是一种美妙的感觉。 当亲朋好友打开您专为他们挑选的礼物时,脸上充满笑容,这是一个快乐的时刻。 但是,这并不是慈善事业的唯一理由。 研究表明,给予可以为给予者增加健康益处。 此外,进行慈善捐赠的人可以通过多种方式在帮助有需要的人的同时获得额外的(令人惊讶的)健康益处。

无论我们是为亲人提供情感支持,还是自愿花时间帮助组织,还是向慈善机构捐款,都有更多的方式可以享受捐赠所带来的健康益处,而不仅仅是购买完美的礼物。 进行慈善活动可能会让您感觉良好,也有助于增进身体健康和心理健康。

 

 

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FIVE REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY

Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding for you too. Millions of people give to charity on a regular basis to support causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives.

So why is giving to charity so gratifying? We’ve taken a closer look at five reasons to donate to your charities of choice.

1. GIVING TO CHARITY MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

Donating to charity is a major mood-booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research has identified a link between making a donation to charity and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure - proving that as the old adage goes, it really is far better to give than to receive.

2. GIVING TO CHARITY STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES

In our research, Why we give, a feeling of social conscience was the most widely-given reason to give to charity. Whatever type of charity work they supported, 96% said they felt they had a moral duty to use what they had to help others, a sentiment very much rooted in their personal values and principles.

Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege, and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own personal values and feel like we’re living in a way that is true to our own ethical beliefs.

3. GIVING IS MORE IMPACTFUL THAN EVER

Many people are concerned that their donations to charity may be reduced by tax or administrative costs, preventing the full amount from reaching the people or causes they really want to help. Thankfully there are ways to make the most of every donation to charity.

4. GIVING TO CHARITY INTRODUCES YOUR CHILDREN TO THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY

Sharing the experience of donating to charity with your children shows them from a young age that they can make positive changes in the world. Children naturally love to help others, so nurturing their innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have, and will carry on supporting charity in years to come.

Starting a tradition of donating to charity with your children is easy - try creating a family donation box that everyone can add to and nominate a family charity each year, involving the children in choosing which causes to support.

5. GIVING TO CHARITY ENCOURAGES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME

Your own charitable donations can inspire your nearest and dearest to give to causes important to them, and could even bring about a family-wide effort to back a charity or charities that have special significance to you as a group.

Family giving creates a bond, helping to bolster relationships through a shared goal and raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members are already giving to charity, so working together could help you to make even more of a positive impact. We can help you family to set up a family CAF Charitable Trust to make coordinating your donations simple and sustainable.

 

捐赠给您关心的事业,不仅使慈善机构自身受益,也可以为您带来深远的回报。 数以百万计的人定期进行慈善活动,以支持他们所信仰的事业,以及对自己的生活产生的积极影响。

那么,为什么对慈善事业如此满意呢? 我们仔细研究了向您选择的慈善机构捐款的五个原因。

 

慈善的五个理由

1. 给予慈善使您感觉良好

捐赠给慈善机构是一个主要的情绪提升。 您正在帮助他人的知识可以极大地增强您的能力,从而使您感到更快乐,更充实。 研究已经确定了对慈善机构的捐款与增加愉悦感的大脑活动之间的联系-证明,随着古老格言的发展,捐赠确实比接受更好。

2. 赋予慈善力量个人价值

在我们的“为什么捐赠”研究中,社会良知的感觉是慈善捐赠最广泛的理由。 无论他们支持哪种慈善工作,有96%的人表示,他们有道义上的责任来利用自己所需要的帮助他人,这种情感非常植根于他们的个人价值观和原则。

对许多人来说,拥有改善他人生活的能力是一种特权,并且它具有自己的责任感。 采取这些有力的责任感,是增强我们自己的个人价值观,并让我们觉得自己的生活符合我们自己的道德信念的好方法。

3. 奉献比以往任何时候都更加重要

许多人担心,他们对慈善机构的捐款可能会因税收或行政费用而减少,从而无法全额支付给人们或他们真正想要帮助的原因。 值得庆幸的是,有很多方法可以充分利用每笔捐款。

4. 捐献给慈善机构将您的孩子介绍给重视慷慨的人

与您的孩子分享捐赠慈善的经验,表明他们从小就可以在世界上做出积极的改变。孩子们天生喜欢帮助他人,因此,培养孩子天生的慷慨大方可能意味着他们长大后对自己的财产有了更大的欣赏,并将在未来的几年中继续支持慈善事业。

开始与孩子一起进行慈善捐赠的传统很容易-尝试创建一个家庭捐赠箱,每个人每年都可以添加并提名家庭慈善组织,让孩子们选择支持的原因。

5. 给予慈善鼓励朋友和家人做同样的事情

您自己的慈善捐款可以激励您最亲近的,对他们重要的事业,甚至可以在全家人的范围内努力支持对您这一群体具有特殊意义的慈善机构。

家庭捐赠产生了一种纽带,有助于通过共同的目标加强人际关系,并筹集了比通过个人捐赠所能筹集的更多资金。有机会,您的许多家庭成员已经在向慈善机构捐款,因此共同努力可以帮助您发挥更大的积极影响。我们可以帮助您的家人建立家庭CAF慈善信托,以使您的捐款协调变得简单而可持续。