Posted: 21 December 2016

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

Dust. Dust gets everywhere. It’s often a sign that we aren’t using something any more.

Is there something you have that has come to mind? Rather than allowing it to gather any more dust, you could allow someone else the pleasure of using it by giving it away to a charity shop.


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The statement, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’, has many facets. In terms of well-being, the evidence shows we are blessed when we give. Particularly because giving shows that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.

If you don’t know where your nearest charity shop is, why not try our handy map?

Give something to a charity shop

Well-being and mental health

Give: ‘Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.’ Five ways to well-being, New Economics Foundation

And if you donate it to one of our shops, obviously you’ll also be supporting our work to help improve the well-being and mental health of young people across the country. 

By Ben Palmer - Church team

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