The Benefits of Giving


The Benefits of Giving

There are new studies that show the benefits of giving—not just for the recipients but for the givers’ health and happiness, and for the strength of entire communities.

Of course, you don’t have to shop to gain the benefits of giving. Research indicates that one can obtain the same benefits from donating to charities or volunteering your time, like at an orphanage or a homeless shelter. Here are some of the benefits that giving will bring you and your community:

  1. Giving makes us feel happy.
  2. Giving is good for our health.
  3. Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.
  4. Giving evokes gratitude.
  5. Giving is contagious.


So whether you buy gifts, volunteer your time, or donate money to charity, your giving will bring you more than what you expect.  It will help you build stronger social connections and it may jumpstart a cascade of generosity through your community. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself benefiting from a big dose of happiness in the process.


Let’s start giving and living a more fulfilling life!


Please watch our suggested video: “The Joy of Giving”