We are all in together to find a cure
Donating to the causes you care about benefits the charities themselves and can also be deeply rewarding for you. Millions of people give to charity regularly to support causes they believe in and the positive effect it has on their own lives. So why is giving to charity so gratifying? 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 adage goes, it is far better to give than to receive. Why we offer 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 values and principles. Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege and one that comes with its sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our values and feel like we’re living correctly with our own ethical beliefs. Your charitable donations can inspire your nearest and dearest to give to causes important to them. They 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. Many of your family members are already giving to charity, so working together could help you make even more of a positive impact. We can help your family set up a family CAF Charitable Trust to make coordinating your donations sustainable and straightforward.