Mother's Day Gift with a Purpose
Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day is a noble endeavor. Children will present homemade cards or macaroni art to show mom just how much she means but as we get older we find it harder and harder to give her something special.
Giving a gift to charity is an elegant alternative to finding a gift for someone who has everything. Beyond just being a good thing to do, giving is also good for the health of both the giver and receiver both physically and mentally.
Science Behind Giving
Did you ever experience a surge of positive energy when you do something generous her kind for someone? Studies show that performing “random acts of kindness” can boost your mood.
Your brain will actually release dopamine which gives people what’s known as “helpers high”. It’s also known as the “joy of giving”.
People who volunteer experience having fewer symptoms of depression and some studies even suggest an overall life satisfaction.
Studies also find health benefits in giving:
- Lower blood pressure
- Less depression
- Increased self-esteem
- Longer life
The more people give the happier and healthier they tend to be.
How to Help?
Volunteering is a great way to directly help people in your community and make it a better place. Even helping with the smallest talk can make a tremendous difference to the lives of people in need.
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and get out of your comfort zone. It exposes you to people who have common interests.
If you just don’t have time to get out there and get your hands dirty, think about a straight-up donation. If you can give money that is great but also donating things like clothes or food are also great ways to make a difference.
Amazon Smiles is a program that donates a small percentage of your purchase to a charity. The donations are made at no extra cost to the consumer and you can choose from almost 1 million public charities.
It’s a great way to give!
Give Mom a Super Joey Case
Another great way to give is to purchase a Super Joey cell phone case for mom. ULAK Cases is partnering with the Super Joey Foundation in creating a cell phone case to sell on Amazon that will give proceeds to the charity.
Super Joey provides community services for children afflicted by cancer and their families. The foundation brings meals to Ronald McDonald Houses where children and their parents stay during treatments.
The Foundation also gives free electronic products, like toys and gifts to help the children go through a challenging time while bedridden.
Finding a great gift for mom can also be a meaningful way to help the community and bring joy to not just mom’s life but to many others as well.