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5 Things You Didn't Know About Giving

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There’s an old adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” According to medical studies, that’s true. And today, giving to a good cause is easy. Here are some fun facts:

1. It’s good for your physical health. 

People who lend support to good causes enjoy lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, and lower stress levels.

2. It’s good for your mental health.

Scientists found that when people give to charities, regions of the brain associated with pleasure are activated, creating a “warm glow” of happiness.*

3. Many employers will match your gift.

You can double—or triple—your donation when your employer sponsors programs that match charitable contributions made by its employees. Learn more.

4. You can start your own fundraiser.

Organizing a 5K run, hosting a golf outing, creating a page in honor or memory of a loved one are just a few of the ways you can raise money for Jefferson. Learn more.

5. Your retirement plan can support Jefferson.

Organizations accept gifts in a multitude of forms, including cash and checks; stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; retirement plans; and bequests through estate planning. Learn more.

*National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/brain-imaging-reveals-joys-giving


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