In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect.
I am sure that many of you, like us, are missing social connection’s serotonin boost. Here are a few simple ways to give to the Santa Fe community during the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.
Each week, we will highlight ongoing and diverse opportunities to give and support those working to help our community.
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
The COVID-19 Response Fund will support the many nonprofit organizations in our communities that will ensure children and seniors receive daily meals no longer provided in schools or senior centers. It also will provide funding for emergency health services, childcare, rent, and utilities. We have strong nonprofits supporting our communities and the demands will no doubt test their capacities. The COVID-19 Response Fund will be there to drive resources to these many groups.