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5 reasons you should consider giving to charity

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Donating to charity has benefits for both individuals and important causes. However, many people forget just how important giving can be. Below are five reasons to consider giving to charity.

You can make the world a better place

Charities have different goals to help the planet, and work in various ways to achieve them. They could be promoting a social cause, working with a certain group of disadvantaged people, or helping the environment like the Marine Conservation Society.

We work to address the climate crisis, protect marine wildlife and clean up our ocean. We do this in various ways, including research, advocacy, education, and community engagement. People like you can make this work possible and help us achieve our vision of a cleaner, healthier, and better-protected ocean.

By giving to charity, you can help tackle issues and support causes that improve the lives of others and make the world a better place.

You can be a part of something bigger

You’re not alone in your desire to make a positive impact. Although donating to charity is a personal choice, it shows a dedication to important causes – that you can share with others.

Becoming involved with a charity allows us to join a community of like-minded people with a shared goal or passion. This helps us feel supported and connected in our efforts to make a positive impact; it reassures us that we are not alone in our concerns for our planet.

Your ocean donations, no matter how small, add up to create a significant impact. Monthly members will receive our magazine, Your Ocean, three times a year, to help everyone feel connected to our marine community. Their contributions to the magazine allow fellow members to learn about them and their experiences.

It lets you take pride in your beliefs

In a world with so many differing opinions and interests, it's important to stand up for what you believe in. Supporting charities is a great way to show your pride as they share the same values as you. They also have the power to make the positive change that you believe in.

Sometimes saying what you value may not be enough; actions speak louder than words. As well as getting involved in events and activities, charitable donations are a simple, effective way to do something that makes an impact and brings about the change you want to see.

You can help spread the word

There are countless charities supporting different causes, but your donations to certain ones help amplify those charities and make them stand out.

Giving can fund large-scale projects which could generate interest through media coverage or other promotion, like social media or digital advertisements. This means your donation has the potential to increase the impact of what a charity can do as well as how many people it reaches.

Sharing your support of charities with loved ones can inspire them to give back and raise awareness for important causes too. Our manifesto for the seas is a perfect way to learn more about the challenge our seas face and to help spread the message without having to donate right away.

Also, they may want to gift a membership or donate in your name for a cause or charity you care about as a unique yet personal present. This would be something you would cherish and would help fund a charity to do more good work.

It will make you feel good

Helping an important cause can improve your mood while having a positive impact on your environment. By giving to a charity your brain releases ‘happy’ chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that provide multiple benefits to the body.

Although this is a temporary effect, knowing that you’re taking action on a particular issue and witnessing the impact that your donation has made can have a lasting effect and make a better future for all.

Donating can also benefit personal wellbeing too. Through our dedicated work to reduce ocean pollution we’ve helped reduce plastic waste, campaigned for regulations on ocean chemicals and taken legal action against the UK Government to make sewage-free seas a reality. All of which has helped make our blue spaces more welcoming and mood-boosting locations. Check out our eco-anxiety resources to further boost your mood using the ocean as inspiration.

It is also important to note that with more donations, charities can organise and run a greater number and range of public events and programmes such as our citizen science projects. By giving to a charity, you can share the love by helping more people get out, engage with the natural world and ultimately boost their mood too.

Give to charity today

With so many worrying things in our world recently, it has never been a better time to give to charity. We help protect the ocean and the marine life that call it home and are working hard to restore it for everyone. We’re trying to make the ocean cleaner, healthier and better-protected - please consider making a one-time donation to help us achieve this. We greatly appreciate your support.

To make a committed effort, consider signing up for monthly donations and become an ocean member.

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