A charity is usually defined as an institution where the volunteers are generally people who are helping the underprivileged persons or persons who do not have access to the most basic needs of life. Even their most basic of needs are not met; forget about the luxuries of life. Likewise, if you consider yourself among the privileged and having an easy access to the necessities of life, it is not a bad idea considering sacrificing some part of your income or efforts for these lesser or as a matter of fact for these under privileged souls.
Therefore, here are some top reasons about why it is important for an individual to donate to a charity!
1. Tax deductions
Here is something for the business persons. Your donation to a charity can help you to get a tax benefit! The essence is that the amount of money which is going towards the donation to a charity is exempt from being taxed. Therefore, you save up on tax by deducting the amount of money that is going to go as a gift to the charity.
Keep one thing in mind however that the tax deduction is only possible and available if there is a proof of the same. Therefore, make sure to keep the documentation in place when you are availing a tax deduction on basis of a contribution to a charity.
2. Fighting the injustice
Every one is born equal but in our world, this saying is hardly true! There is so much social inequality happening in our society. Take for instance, there are people who are living in the tallest of buildings and there are others who do not even have a house to live in!
Likewise, if you can remove some part of your income and contribute to these people to build up their lives in a better shape, you are definitely making your own little contribution towards fighting the social injustice that is so predominantly seen in our world!
3. Your personal gain
Another reason to contribute to a charity is to achieve a sense of self satisfaction. When a person does something good to help others, it definitely adds to their sense of spirituality. It gives a sense of satisfaction to be able to help another person in any way which is humanly possible.
Therefore, without a doubt, the contributing individual is both giving away his or her resources, but in the process getting a personal gain in terms of gaining a self satisfaction!
Like the above, the reasons to keep donating to charities are never ending. It is strictly up to the contributor to see in which ways and in what scope can they provide this help to their preferred charities. Just remember that helping a person in need is something that is always valued no matter what religion or caste a person belongs to! Therefore, be motivated and keep the efforts going whenever you can! Help others and see the positive change in yourself!