They may have heard the saying that “Charity begins at home.” It’s true. Give to a cause you care about today. Giving to charity is a win-win. It opens their heart to help people in need and strengthens their relationships with friends, family, and co-workers. Here are five suggestions for what to give and why they should give.
Financial benefits that come along when they donate to charity.
Charity gifts help raise money for causes that people in their lives care about. By giving to charity, they can show their support by contributing that saves lives. Their donation helps fund the efforts of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who provide treatment to needy patients. It also lets them know they can make a difference.
Teaching kids the importance of giving.
A priceless lesson, teaching kids the importance of giving allows them to see how their help can make a difference in the lives of others. They’ll learn that by giving whatever they can, they are contributing to the success of their friends and family. This kind of knowledge helps kids become better, giving kids for the rest of their lives.
Giving promotes feelings of happiness.
Giving to charity makes them feel good. It makes their heart and soul feel complete when they know they’ve done something positive for someone else. Their happiness will be reflected in their smile and how they talk about this act of kindness.
Experience lifelong benefits when they donate their time.
Giving their time helps them gain the respect of others. It reveals that they care about people and want to be there for them in times of need. Volunteers can share this good news with friends and family and show how much they care. Giving time is suitable for their health, too.
Donating allows them to show gratitude.
They may want to thank an employer, a family member, or a friend. There’s no better way to thank someone than by giving them the gift of helping others. It reveals that they appreciate what that particular person did for them, letting them know how much they care.
It doesn’t take a lot to give the gift of charity, but it makes all the difference in the world. When they offer, they show that they will support causes their friends and family care about.
About Jon Farzam
Jon Farzam is the Vice President of The Shore Hotel, a family-operated and earth-friendly boutique hotel based in Santa Monica, California. While his family has been in the hospitality business for years, his decision to stay in the industry is based on his love for the team effort it takes to create an incredible guest experience. Jon possesses a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management, where he serves on the Alumni Board and is a member of the International Hospitality and Tourism Management Honor Society.
Jon Farzam is grateful to be part of a team. He often finds himself inspired by his employees and the lives they lead. As such, he is a big proponent of work/life balance, both in his own life and in the lives of those he employs. Jon understands that someone’s professional and personal life are inextricably linked, no matter what you do. He encourages a healthy work and life balance as it ensures his employees bring their A-game both in and out of work.
When it comes to his personal life, Jon looks for ways to foster his calm demeanor. To find catharsis, he can often be found traveling, in a match on the tennis court, mountain biking in the stunning California hills, or racing cars. Jon Farzam is also a passionate philanthropist and is active within many causes including the Surf Bus Foundation, a local organization that hosts bus trips for inner city kids to visit the beach—many of which have never even seen the ocean.