Women are more likely to donate to charitable causes or support local community initiatives. They also give more than average.
According to research, women who are active in philanthropy tend to be more emphatic and altruistic compared to men. Undeniably, generosity also impacts the mental well-being of the donor. In addition to helping someone in need, giving evokes good feelings and a sense of accomplishment.
If you’re planning to donate money or volunteer your time, here are areas where your assistance can make an impact.
Focus Your Donation
Evidently, there are many charitable causes that need help ranging from nonprofit organizations that target men, women, and children to those that focus on specific groups such as the vulnerable or those with a terminal disease.
Given that women have an important role in their communities, choosing a specific cause can help make a substantial difference. From rights of women and girls to gender equality, narrowing down the focus of a donation not only enables you to keep track of your money or time, but also the effect of those efforts.
For example, if you’re keen in supporting veterans and their re-insertion into society, you might want to contribute to organizations that focus on women veterans and the unique challenges they face. These organizations work with general VA income guidelines so that veteran men and women can qualify for financial assistance.
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Non-Profit Organizations that Focus on Women and Girls
Having said that, there are several organizations and charities that are dedicated to women and girls. Take the Helen Keller Foundation which is concentrated on health care.
It aims to assist women who are blind or have low vision. Two-thirds of blind people in the world are women according to the World Health Organization (WHO), your donation will help in improving the lives of people with a vision handicap.
If you’re looking at improving medical care for mothers around the world, donate to Every Mother Counts. The group offers training and gives vital supplies to clinics reducing mother mortality rates in several countries.
Other benevolent organizations that you might want to consider include Women at Risk International. The group offers safe places to recover from abuse, exploitation and more while the International Planned Parenthood Federation promotes access to quality health care for everyone.
Don’t forget to support the work of charities in your communities even though they are not known or do not belong to big associations.
Giving time or money to local initiatives brings positive effects to the donor.
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