Why We Should Care About Underprivileged Children

For some people, giving to charity isn’t on the top of their to-do list. They don’t understand what the point is and they might even believe that their money won’t be used for any good. But they are wrong. If you have the financial means to do so, giving to charity is one of the most important things that you can do. Especially when that charity is working to help underprivileged children. Children are our future. Without them, our country and our world would go nowhere. Not only will giving to charities that help children benefit the children themselves, but it will also positively affect our society.

Underprivileged children lose their ability to have a normal childhood. They aren’t capable of developing emotionally, physically and socially. Moreover, research has shown that they are more likely to be depressed, have low self-esteem, not receive an education, and suffer from a lack of sleep and bad nutrition (sharda.ac). As these children grow up, they are less likely to positively contribute to society since they might not be able to hold a stable and good paying job. Instead of working they are more likely to partake in crime and fall victim to the criminal justice system (ftpress.com).

But why should you spend your hard earned money to potentially impact the life of a child that you don’t even know? You have bills to pay and maybe even your own children to support. You feel that you don’t have the time or money to deal with this issue or even make a lasting impact. That’s where you’re wrong. Even a small donation can work towards helping a child. If everyone donated a little then, then eventually we would have enough to help.

While this may seem selfish, donating to organizations that work to help children can, in turn, help you and your children. By getting a child the education that they need and allowing them the opportunity to lead a more normal life, your donation will help them become a useful member of society. The more children that grow up to work jobs and contribute to the economy, the better off we are as a society, nation and world. While you won’t see this effect the minute you donate your money, know that your efforts are working towards creating a better future for everyone. Children are our future, so why not give as many children as possible the opportunity for a brighter one?

If you’re looking to help out this incredible cause and curious to learn about organizations that help children, check out my earlier blog post.

This article was originally published on DanNeiditch.org