Saturday, November 14, 2015

Why You Should Donate to Give Miami Day

The Miami Foundation's Give Miami Day, on November 19th, is the largest annual giving event in South Florida. Last year, it made history with  $5.2 million in contributions for 520 local non-profit organizations. 

1. Tis the season to give. 

The holidays are just around the corner and is the time of year families gather in the spirit of gratitude and generosity.  Give Miami Day is a meaningful opportunity to get together, and decide as a family to which local charities to contribute. 

2. Giving will make you happier. 

According to a study by researchers Dunn, Akin, Anknin and Norton, people who spend more giving to charities and gifting presents were happier than people who spend more money on themselves. The study also found that randomly assigned groups who gave small amounts of money to others reported to be happier as opposed to other groups that spent that money on themselves and showed no change in happiness. 

3. Set a good example.

It’s easy for kids to confuse the meaning of the holidays when they’re inundated with gifts. Show them the bigger picture; that the holidays are about giving. 

We at LEAP, of course, hope that your family chooses to include us in your giving. We are a small non-profit that makes a big impact on incarcerated women, their families, and the community at large. We couldn't do what we do without the support of people like you!

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