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Allison Winn is a Kids for ColoradoGives co-ambassador. She founded The Stink Bug Project, a program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, in 2010. Learn more about her.
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Research has shown that spending money on ourselves does not make us happier. But a Harvard Business School study shows that giving to others does! The Harvard researchers write: “Happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happines and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop.”
Other studies have shown that people experience pleasure when they see money go to charity—even if this money isn’t their own! People experience the most pleasure, however, when they give directly to charity themselves. The moral of the story? Giving makes you feel great!