How To | February 8, 2021

How to celebrate generosity on Valentine’s Day (virtually)

man painting over a heart

This year show your love, even from afar. 

This year is a different kind of Valentine’s Day, when you might not be able to do the romantic dinner out or the Galentine’s get-together with friends. Why not reframe the day to focus on charity, generosity, and love of others? There are things you can do in the name of love, without marching to the beat of the same old love ballad.

Even if you bristle at the over-the-top romance of Valentine’s Day, you can use this day to reconnect with people in your life.

It’s a logical fit. The word charity itself originated as the term for love for others, and our research shows the heart is often a motivator in giving. Read on for a few tips on how to give more of the joy of giving this February 14th.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with love for others

Raise money for a charity close to your heart

Replace date night with a Giving Group, a way to connect with friends and others you love while raising funds for charities and causes you care about. Use it as an opportunity to bond over how you can build change together. Create a personalized Giving Group and ask friends to donate in lieu of those cinnamon candies or boxes of chocolates. You can track your donations, share the page on social media, and reply to users’ comments.  

Send charitable dollars with sweet messages to your friends

Kindness and the joy of giving is the perfect gift for everyone, and can warm the cockles of even the coldest heart. Through your Impact Account, you can send charitable dollars to anyone with a personalized ode to them. Your valentines can give to any charity in Canada, and feel the joys and benefits of giving.

Take the day to focus on your relationships beyond significant others

Talk to your friends and family about things that matter to them—perhaps you will uncover their visions for change that will inspire your own. How close do you feel to your community? Think of how you could get to know your community better by volunteering or engaging with organizations in your neighbourhood. 

If all else fails, focus on being kind to yourself

Buy yourself your favourite flowers and rejoice in the joy of giving in honour of self-care. When you take care of yourself, you build resilience to face challenges, and can feel more empowered to take care of others.

 

We all have a brighter future that we imagine, so let’s make it happen. Charitable Impact is an online giving platform that makes it simple to give to the causes you care about. When you sign up for a free Impact Account, you can give to all of your favourite causes all from one place. It’s your giving, your way, with our support.

You can manage all your charitable giving on the go with the Impact Account iOS app. It’s one app for all your giving. Download your Impact Account app now. 

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