From fine dining to expensive sports cars to designer clothing, there are any number of ways in which you can spend your money. Certainly, there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for all the hard work you do. But what would happen if you made contributions to Chicago charities in your company’s name? After all, some of the best charities to donate to are right here in Chicago. There have been several studies that explore the benefits received by those who give to charities. And while giving money or time to a charity will make you feel good about yourself, there are also more subtle ways that giving will benefit you.

The simple act of helping those less unfortunate can create an improved sense of well-being. Just knowing you have sacrificed time, money or even property in order to help others or a good cause can leave you with a sense of purpose in life. It will give you satisfaction.

When considering donating to any charity, you will likely do a bit of research. As a result, you may very well become aware of some of the injustices in our country. You may also become more educated about certain problems that exist in places like our school systems. You will discover new points of views and even become an influence in remedies.

Selfless giving is a key component in many religious and spiritual belief systems. Recognizing the actions you have taken in line with your beliefs can bring a sense of inner peace.

Consider the ways in which you can help. Thank you.