Here’s an inspiring article about a young man who decided he didn’t have to be rich to make charitable contributions. At first, he didn’t think he had any money to give. With a closer look, he found funds. All it took was desire and a bit of self-sacrifice, which is healthy too.
“For microphilanthropist, donations are a part of daily life”
At the end of the article, an interviewee says the bulk of contributions given to charities come from large donors. His sentiment could discourage small donors from making the effort. But I disagree with the suggestion of futility. I believe many large donors start out as small donors and that’s why it is important to encourage and learn giving from a young age and with whatever one can afford.
When we give from the heart, our cash donation no matter what size will count.
It’s like the widow woman in the Bible who threw her one mite into the donation bucket but was commended by Jesus as having put in more than everyone else. She gave from the heart.
Giving is more for us than it is for the one who receives.
Generosity makes us better people. It’s possible that our community benefits more from the better person we become than the cash we give.
So never believe your contribution is small. If it’s honest and sincere, it’s huge!
“God loves a cheerful giver” (II Cor 9:7).