There are three types of giving that impact this world…
One Dimensional Giving
You give money, an object,something of value. i.e. Giving a handout to a homeless person on the corner.
Two Dimensional Giving
Your gift supports a worthy cause while creatively impacting/benefiting another entity or person.
i.e. While purchasing Girl Scout cookies, ask what cookies THEY like best, then buy the cookies for them.
Your gift supports a worthy cause while creatively impacting/benefiting multiple entities or people.
i.e. Recently I saw an event that engaged prisoners. They had prisoners create pieces of art and held an art show at the prison. The organization then held a showing of the prison art and auction in Phoenix to raise money for a charity.
How powerful this was! The prisoners were given a purpose, they obtained recognition, and increased their self worth while doing something good for others. The charity financially benefited and so did the people buying the art, whom were also exposed to the talents of prisoners while helping a charity.
People want to make a difference. What many don’t realize is that it does not take a lot of money or resources to make a difference in someone’s life, and while we sit wishing we could buy someone a new car or a home, we often miss out on the not so obvious chances to make a difference. It can be as simple as buying someone a cup of coffee or just brighten a day with a free smile.
If people could see every gift as valuable, I think more people would give what they have rather than waiting to give what they don’t.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”– Gandhi