• The Power of Giving: 4 Reasons Helping Charities Helps You

    By Jenise Henrikson, January 23, 2015
    Deer Hollow Farm

    Giving back to your community is also about giving to yourself. Each time you help a neighbor, volunteer, or donate money to a local charity, you also reap the benefits. Here are just a few ways giving back helps you, too.

    1. A Sense of Community

    In today’s increasingly technological age, building a sense of community is more important than ever. Communities help provide a support system and help mobilize people to create programs that serve the greater good. Feeling like a part of your community means feeling connected, which is a vital part of being a human being. Plus, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

    2. Build Your Legacy

    Giving to causes you believe in helps ensure those programs are around for years to come, possibly even exceeding your life span. Supporting causes you feel passionate about means they will be there to offer the same services to the next generation. Leaving a mark on this world doesn’t have to be as monumental as curing a disease. It can a simple as providing one little girl or boy an exciting day they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    3. Tax Write Off

    Hey, not all benefits need to be touchy-feely. Money you donate to charities can be written off against the taxes you owe good old Uncle Sam. So, besides feeling good, you get to save some cash – and a cause you care about gets funds to keep their doors open. That is a win-win!

    4. Set An Example

    Giving time or money to causes you care about sets an example that could last for generations. Children learn what is normal, acceptable, and expected of them by watching the adults in their life. You could be the person who shows your son, daughter, niece, or nephew that giving to the community can be fun and rewarding.

     

    Would you like to support Deer Hollow Farm? Consider volunteering or making a financial donation.

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