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Your Spare Change Can Give You a DOSE of Happiness

There are many ways to introduce daily giving into your life. One simple way is to collect your spare change to help out others. Not only will it help others, it will give you a DOSE of happiness.

Spare Change – How To Collect It and How to Use It To Spread Happiness

Do you have a change jar? If not, all you need is a jar, a cup, a mug or a bowl placed in a central location in your home. Every day, you can empty your wallet, pockets or purse and collect any spare change you accumulate. After a while, this spare change adds up and can be used to help others.

Increase Happiness – Simple Daily Giving Is The Ticket

This is a simple way to give that also has the added benefit of improving your health by increasing happiness. Giving has a powerful, “feel good” effect on your body, called the “helper’s high”. It decreases stress while giving you the following benefits:

Dopamine – when dopamine is released in large amounts, it creates feelings of pleasure and reward which motivates you to repeat a specific behaviour

Oxytocin – boosts your sense of trust, love, optimism and connection

Seratonin – makes you feel happy and calm while healing your body

Endorphins – give you a natural euphoric rush

A daily habit of giving is more powerful than one big give. By repeating an activity daily, you will increases the health benefits which can provide long term benefits. Soon, collecting your spare change will become a daily habit that you don’t even think about. All the while giving you a daily DOSE of happiness.

Round Up Your Change To Give

There are many apps available now that help you round up your spare change while purchasing online. Once you sign up for the app and choose your charity, or multiple charities, it will automatically round up your purchase and donate your spare change. Most apps provide you with a monthly account of your giving so you can keep track of the change made by your spare change.

Here are a few apps to check out:

Mylo – Make Change with Small Change. The easy, smart way to support the Canadian charities that are close to your heart.

Change Bowl – ChangeBowl rounds up your debit or credit card purchases to the nearest dollar and allows you to donate the difference to the cause(s) of your choice.

Round Up –Donate the change from your credit and debit card purchases to help a nonprofit change the world. Benefits US not for profits

Give Tide – GiveTide was founded in 2016 with a basic concept: to help charitable giving fit into a mobile lifestyle by making it simple and enjoyable. The GiveTide App was designed from the ground-up to provide donors and charities alike with a giving platform that keeps pace with modern technology.

Monthly giving is the most sustainable source of funding for nonprofits so your spare change can go a long way to help.  Find the app that’s right for you and start collecting change to make change.

Start A Spare Change Program That Works For You

Start saving your change today for your daily DOSE of happiness. Every little bit will help change the world one day at a time. Join the 365give community and share your daily giving with others while being inspired by global giving around the world.





What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)