Why Donate to Charity?

Real Life of an MSW

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It never fails. Every year some person who means well asks me several questions in regards to gift giving and boundaries. Therefore, for the next five weeks I will address the question and provide my clinical answer. I spent several hours this week putting together Thanksgiving baskets, and the question I was asked several times was “How do I give to charity?”

My first clinical and professional thought is “Seriously? Why do you want to give now? Why not in April- give your time working with kids who want to garden? Why not July, to an agency that fills backpacks with school supplies for kids in need? Why not at your birthday or a birthday of a love one?”

I know a great agency that gives birthday cakes and throw parties for homeless youth. It seems that most people only give at the holidays. This is great, as many people…

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2 Responses to Why Donate to Charity?

  1. juliehcares says:

    My mom is on such a limited income, I now throw away all the charity mailings that come so she won’t give away what little she has. We give throughout the year to organizations with our time and donating unused items around the house.

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    • msw blog says:

      Giving your time is a good way to give back. I always tell my students if you want to truly learn about a community go volunteer in it. We also keep a charity box in the garage and when its full of old clothes, household items we donate it to a local charity.

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