Articles and studies are published on a rolling basis that demonstrate philanthropic giving’s direct relationship to happiness and success. Here is is an op-ed from the New York Times about exactly that. And here is an article from Science Magazine that cites a Harvard study shows buying gifts for yourself negligibly increases happiness, but giving to others dramatically increases positive feelings for yourself and others.
#GivingTuesday is a chance for us to grab the attention of the public and do some true good in our city, in our world, and in our own lives. Giving will make you happier, it will improve the lives of homeless and impoverished, and it will spur true change in our city. Spread the word about #GivingTuesday.