Giving has been shown to benefit both the receiver and the giver. In everyday life, many people volunteer, these people are motivated by an unselfish desire to help others with no thought of repayment. Nevertheless, there are dividends to be reaped from having a giving spirit. There is a feeling of satisfaction when you help others, it adds meaning to a person’s life and deepens your feeling of gratitude.


Winston Churchill,  an inspirational statesman, writer, and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War, said that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


Giving Benefits Both the Giver and the Receiver


There are many opportunities available in every community to do something good for someone else. You also do not have to have a structured system of volunteering and philanthropy to enjoy the benefits of giving. It can become a habit you develop over time until it becomes an integral part of your life. An odd by-product of giving freely out of compassion and love is how it makes the giver feel. The more you give from a place of unconditional generosity, the more joy you feel. Giving makes you realize how much power you must make others feel better about themselves and their lives.




Giving Can Apply to Anything


When you give of your time, energy, talents, or assets, you can be profoundly affected when you see how it helps someone else’s life. Often, this makes people think about all the things they have in their own lives for which they are grateful. To give freely from our hearts to those in need, providing love or other emotional support, without expecting anything in return, is the highest form of charity. Go out and give whatever you have to whoever needs it. Seek ordinary moments and make them extraordinary. Life truly is a special occasion.


Our Founder, Chris Oyakhilome, explains that you can always be motivated about giving and that it applies to absolutely anything. He also added that whatever you desire in your life, sow the seed of it into the lives of others and it will be multiplied in your own life.


The Humanitarian Volunteer Network (HVN) of the InnerCity Mission for Children (ICM), under the auspices of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), provides volunteers with mentorship and service opportunities, creating a community of support for children in the inner cities. The organization is proud to help these children live prosperous, fulfilling lives,  and through this rewarding partnership, both organizations aspire to give the life of every indigent child a meaning, give them hope and provide for them a prosperous future.


When disaster strikes, hunger often follows, vulnerable households were dealt a hard blow by the socio-economic impact of the global pandemic, pushing them further below the poverty line, and putting their children further at risk of hunger and malnutrition. The InnerCity Mission and partners are responding to the COVID- 19 emergency situation in 25 countries and still counting. Please give freely at



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