Charity work is essential for the betterment of society. Although most charity work relies on people making donations, the effects of charity work can have a positive impact on a nation’s overall economy by improving the quality of life for its people. Hence, the wealthier a nation is then the more charity organizations and social services it is likely to have.
Charity can take many forms. In England during the 1800s there were many rallies for social reforms due to the horrible conditions in the poorer parts of the city. At that time, child labor was commonplace and there were little to no social services available to people who desperately needed them. Hence, there was a lot of crime, illness, suffering, and hardships.
When charitable funds are correctly implemented they can do a world of good. For instance, most countries have tax laws that put money into social systems like welfare and healthcare; systems that started out as charitable causes by social reformers. The effects of these systems have resulted in less hunger, less poverty, less homeless and ultimately less crime. Furthermore, when overall quality of life increases people are more likely to find ways to make honest livings and become productive members of society. Although poverty still exists today (and there are still many charities that combat it) the situations are nowhere near as bleak as they were 100 years ago…at least not in developed countries.
At present, many charities that focus on issues that affect human beings deal with issues such as medical services and health care. Many charities aim to raise money to help researchers find cures for illnesses that subsequently heighten life expectancy for every generation. Charities in advantaged nations can also aim to help people in disadvantaged nations. Additionally, there are still charities that work to help those in need even in powerful places like the United States.
Below is a list of five worthy charities that help people improve their lives.