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When you donate money, you’re helping others — and yourself, according to research. People who spend money on others tend to be happier. No matter the amount you can afford to give, you’ll probably experience greater happiness that even shows up in your brain activity.

Whether you’d like to support fire victims and domestic violence survivors, or you want to be an effective ally to trans people, donating money to nonprofit and crowdfunding campaigns is an effective and tangible way to make a difference. Money helps fund critical programs and often gives those in need and marginalized communities access to resources, like mental health care, clean water, and education. One of the best things about a monetary donation is that organizations and campaign organizers can quickly put it to use to meet their needs Read more…

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