Donation- To be Demanded or Requested?

A donation is something that we bestow for a good cause. And, we should donate. But, before that, get this thing clarified-

Donation is not just about ‘Money’, it is also about ‘Time’, ‘Efforts’, ‘Things’, ‘Food’, ‘Clothing’ and ‘Love’.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa

It was 4pm, 22nd March 2016, a few people approached me and asked for Donation, for the festival. I said ok and contributed 100 rupees. In return, they looked at each other and said, “Only 100? Give us this, 200.” I said, “Let’s do one thing, I’ll donate a pack of eco-friendly colors” and they denied in a haste and demanded 200 in cash. That was irksome. How can one Demand Donation?

A donation is a gift, it should be accepted the way it is being offered. This was just one kind of story. There are numerous happening around us today.

If there be any truer measure of the donation being made, it should be of how one is offering it (with a smile or in disappointment)?’- Sagar Agarwal

When you request for a donation, ask yourself: Why demand, when it can be requested? And why make alterations in the offered donation, be it in any form? It will, at the end, serve the purpose you were requesting a donation for!

Before I leave, one request: Donate, but, not necessarily in terms of money. There are many other ways to make a donation.


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Keep Smiling, Keep Sharing. 🙂

Yours Truly,
Sagar Agarwal


About sagarwal_author

A writer, blogger, trainer, an entrepreneur, and an emerging author.
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