Science tells us compassion is good for our health, and we know that helping others makes us feel good, but sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. There is so much to do, can I possibly find time to contribute? Yes! In minutes, at no or low cost, and from your desk, you can contribute.

1. Lend A Few Dollars, Change Someone’s Life
Lend money on a micro finance portal and help people from around the world achieve their dreams in as little as $5 or $10 loans. Watch as that person grows their business and transform their lives. Check out websites like for micro loans that you will see change others’ lives or Heifer International to gift a farm animal that will help a family self-sustain in a developing country.

2. Free Clicks To Help
The GreaterGood website is set up to help people make a difference in a few seconds. Through just one click and with no cost on your part, you can help feed animals, fight breast cancer, autism, or hunger, support veterans, help rain forests and more. Bookmark these sites and spend a few seconds clicking to start your day on the right foot. You can also purchase inexpensive items from the website’s stores to contribute funds to the cause of your choosing.

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Dr. Emma Seppala

Associate Director at CCARE
Emma Seppala is the Associate Director at CCARE as well as a Research Scientist and Honorary Fellow with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Her areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She has examined the impact of meditation on happiness, social connection, and compassion.