International Children’s Day – We encourage local support, but if you’re able to do more, here’s a comprehensive list of the Top 25 Children’s Charities, many of which have local chapters here in Stanislaus County – CASA of Stanislaus, Boys & Girls Clubs, Make A Wish, and St. Jude’s to name a few. Please click here to review the list.
Giving is good for the mind, soul and the body. Studies have found these health benefits associated with giving: lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels, longer life, and greater happiness. According to a University of California, Berkeley study, people who were 55 and older who volunteered for two or more organizations were 44 percent less likely to die over a five-year period than those who didn’t volunteer. Even accounting for many other factors including age, exercise, general health and negative habits like smoking.