Giving to charity is a worthy endeavor and should be practiced by everyone. It does not only help the underprivileged people but it also provides a rewarding feeling to the giver for being able to share part of his earnings.
Contrary to what many people believe, one doesn’t have to be rich in order to give to charity. Did you know that in the U.S., it’s those who earn less than $50,000 each year that donate more to charitable institutions? A report from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy revealed that those who have more actually just donate two percent of their income compared to the four percent given by those who earn less.
More important, however, than how much you give is where your money is going. When donating your hard earned money, it is vital to do a little research first about charities available and determine the group of people you’d like to help. Ask yourself if you want to help the poor children, the disabled people or the elderly.