The gift of giving is one of our favorites, and in 2019 Amy Sport donated to non-profit organizations in our local area and elsewhere, including:
Joslyn Senior Center, First Tee of the Coachella Valley, Animal Samaritans, Play for P.I.N.K., St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The Warburton, SafeHouse of the Desert, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Desert, and more.
The ways and means of giving are many, and also very personal. Whether you choose to give your time, money, expertise, tangible goods or services, know that the act of giving is extremely powerful. And it turns out, giving is good for you as well as the recipient.
Studies by the Women's Philanthropy Institute, Harvard, and the University of British Columbia have shown that giving is positively related to life satisfaction and leads to improvements in overall happiness. Another study by researchers at the University of Buffalo found that those who help neighbors and friends, reduced their mortality rates compared to those who did not help.
We encourage and challenge you to find a new cause, organization, or individual to give to in the coming year. However large or small your gift may be, the gift itself will change your life and the lives of others, fill your heart with joy and your soul with happiness.
Our hearts are full! Happy 2020 to all!