Experts: Giving Money to a Good Cause Can Fuel Happiness

Experts: Giving Money to a Good Cause Can Fuel Happiness

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winter-dad-sonMoney can buy you happiness, especially if you share it with others.

“There is some science to this, literally,” said Robert Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University. “There are studies done about the physical and mental reaction that people have in the act of giving time, as well as money.”

Find a cause that speaks to you, share a few dollars and wait for the endorphins to hit.

“It’s a runner’s high, particularly when the giving is purely voluntary and given as generosity,” Ashcraft said.

READ the story about giving at AZcentral.com

WATCH the video as proof that giving fuels happiness!

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