‘Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly, even if they are few.’ (Ibn Majah)
Giving regularly (by setting up a monthly debit order, for example), even if the amount is small, has multiple benefits. Here are some of them.
Studies show that giving helps us feel socially connected and can actually improve our health. In addition, we feel empowered by seeing the impact of our giving and a recurring donation is a great way to maximise our impact. Giving also makes us happier and more grateful for what we have.
It’s also more convenient because it helps us budget for this amount monthly. And, we do not have to worry about the task of processing the payment each month. It helps us spread the financial impact of our contribution over a whole year, reducing the bigger, one-off payment which may negatively impact our budgets at the time. Spreading the contribution just makes it more manageable.
Giving is contagious. When we give regularly and happily, we encourage others who see us do this, to do the same. We also set an example for our children to follow. This will help them grow into kind and compassionate adults.
Consistent giving is also good for the charities that we support. It helps them with their budgets and planning and saves them time and money on fundraising. So, our monthly donation has multiple benefits for the organisations and their recipients.