The recent pandemic has influenced the state of contentment and happiness in South Africa. It not only changed the way we work but also the way we dress, the way we live and the way we interact with others. We now appreciate visiting close friends and family, enjoying nature and the lending of a helping hand to someone in need.
It is interesting that even during a global crisis like the recent pandemic, people still found ways to take their hard-earned money and give it to their favourite charities.
Let’s explore some of the reasons why people donate:
- It is a moral duty. In other words, it’s the right thing to do
- Doing good makes us feel good
- They trust in the organization to use the money in the best way
- A donor sees that the money will make a difference
- A donor feels a goal is achievable because of their help
For whatever reason we donate, fundamentally people just want to help each other. We all want to treat others as we wish to be treated.
Charities have become an integral part of our communities, changing the lives of people and animals around us that are in need. They ensure that even the smallest donation make a large impact in our community.
Do you want to be a part of something bigger? Perhaps consider donating clothing that you have not worn in 2 years, or those pieces of décor that is starting to clutter your space. Are you lonely? Consider giving of your time. Do you have more blankets than you need? Add some extra tins or a bag of dog food when you do your shopping and donate this to a shelter near you. It does not always have to be monetary, all of the above can make a huge difference.
Here are two reputable charities to consider in your area:
A place of care, love, nurture and development for children in need.
3 Ivanhoe St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
021 423 1328
An adopted dog will change your world. Choose a dog on their website and gain loyalty for life.
3rd floor, 128 Sir Lowry rd.
067 993 0570 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Your giving to a charity helps make our community a better place to live and helps to provide goods and services to people and animals who may not otherwise have access to resources as we do.