Charities have used TV and film to make sure that we know the problems. From time to time, they also show us how we can make the lives of the people who need help better. Not only we can help by donating money but also, tinned foods or warm clothes for bitterly cold nights, or spectacles to help people see. Moreover, you can even make a charity car donation to be used or sold by the charity. Not to mention, things we don’t have a use for any more but are still too good to throw away. Therefore, we can make a difference easily and feel that we are helping in a way that doesn’t mean we have to give money.
It may not be surprising that the United States as one of the most affluent countries in the world, came on top as the most generous nation indeed. Surprisingly, the accolade is shared with Myanmar; a nation ranked 151 spots lower than the U.S. on the GDP per capita scale. Moreover, the UK topped all other European countries studied for charitable donations as a percentage of GDP.
At the same time, Kenya takes the top spot in Africa. Kenya has moved 18 places up last year, ranking 15th in the global index. It’s the most charitable country in the continent, ahead of larger economies like Nigeria, which is in the 21st place and South Africa which ranks 34th.
Charitable giving continued its upward trend in 2016, as an estimated $373 billion was given to charitable causes. For the second year in a row, total giving reached record levels, and taking 2015 and 2016 together, charitable giving has increased over 10% (using inflation-adjusted dollars). After all, this increase and the overall size of charitable contributions is further testament to the integral role charities play in our society, a role which continues to grow.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.Bill Gates
People should donate their time and money to charities as they have no other form of income most of the time. Some charities do have shops and they ask local communities for donations in the form of unwanted goods which they can sell on for a profit which will help the charity fund its work. These charities have an advantage over others. But that doesn’t mean people should not donate to them since they still need money and time from people to help them aid the causes they’re set up to help.
With this in mind, it can be seen how important is for people to support charities as they can’t get the help they need in terms of time and money from anywhere else. Having the time of volunteers is something every charity needs. In order to create an infrastructure of people working for them and building up a base for new volunteers to start up on. After all, the money people donate to charities is also beneficial, as they use it to further their causes, providing a steady supply of aid to whatever cause they support, whilst also working to build up their reputation and the measures they put into place to look after the people their causes aid. These extra measures could be anything from a new public school to a well near a town or village which will supply fresh, clean water for hundreds of people.