Any business knows that finding charities to give to that are easily recognized within the community can lead to great results. That’s not why many do it, but it is an added value that keeps the lights on and business booming. No matter if you want the rewards or not, giving back to the community will not let you escape the good Karma that can come your way. Following are five rewards of giving back to the community that makes the place you call home a happier location:
Gets your business noticed: Communities have needs. From time to time natural disasters or unfortunate events can set confidence back several years. If you are in a position to give back to the community, then you know how quickly your community will show its appreciation. People do not forget the kindnesses shown to them in hours of great need. Filling that void can get your business noticed in so many positive ways that the benefits are unavoidable.
Makes your home a better place to live: Rebuilding homes and other businesses after a tornado or just promoting a giving spirit rubs off on those who view it. If you are setting an example within the community, then your example will likely become the norm. Even if there are no financial benefits to giving back to the community, there are benefits that include peace of mind and quality of life, just from showing others you care.
Helps people or causes in need: Everywhere you turn there are homeless people who got that way through no fault of their own. Sometimes all they need is a little boost to get their lives back on track. You can be the person or business entity who steps up to the plate and gives them the needed encouragement. People who are assets to their community make it a great place to live and work. If you do both, then the reward is actually yours when a worthy person or cause gets back on its feet.
Benefits you come tax season: If you keep up with all your charitable contributions throughout the year, then you can ease the burden of taxes come filing season, as most governments encourage charity within the community.
Produces bigger returns in the long run: The more you help, the longer people will remember you. That can pay big dividends for your business down the road. It can also bail you out of trying times should any ever come your way.
Giving back to the community is an act of kindness with no immediate guarantees. But a giving spirit always has a guarantee in some form or other. People like Rania Dalloul are an example of this and we need more people like her.