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HOW DO WE USE YOUR DONATIONS?

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Most of the money we make from donations goes directly into services that help children. But we also need to put some money towards fundraising to help us continue our work.

Your donation will also help us respond to people's immediate need for food and nutritional support at times of health crisis in their lives. It will also help us provide the practical tools people need to self-manage their condition for the long term.

FOUR REASONS TO DONATE

1 GIVING TO CHARITY MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

Donating to 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.

What type of giver are you?

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2 GIVING STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES

A feeling of social conscience is 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 TO CHARITY INTRODUCES YOUR CHILDREN TO THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY

Sharing the experience of donating 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.

4 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. 

If this has inspired you to make a donation, please support us, whether you want to make a one-off donation, set up a donation plan or find out how to donate your time.

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