I am a volunteer, and I am a donor. I donate to Christopher and Dana Reeve’s charity for spinal cord injury and research. Why? Because my father has a spinal cord injury.
See the connection? It’s personal for me, which makes it fairly easy for me to choose where my time and money is spent. But there are several other charities doing similar work, why not those? Well, because along with my dad, Superman was my hero growing up.
But it isn’t personal for everyone and not everyone’s childhood heroes suffer traumatic injury like mine did. A majority of people donate for other reasons, such as seeing a charity that makes a big impact or one that gives back directly to their community.
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