We always give back, and even more so during the holidays. Being philanthropic is a value we encourage in our children. I grew up in a family that wasn't extremely well off, but even so, my family always contributed to families who were less fortunate than we were. It's important to give back and do good deeds, even when you think you can't afford to do so.
Growing up, we always bought items for our local community Giving Tree at Christmas time. It was a tradition that we looked forward to. My sister and I loved each choosing a child from the tree to pick out a gift for. We knew that even thought we didn't have a lot under our tree, there were families with even less; there almost always are when you are fortunate enough to have a roof over your head, food in your belly, and clothes on our back. This is the Chain of Betters.
Western Union believes that when money moves, better things happen. A business expands. A family connects. A child goes to college. Emergency aid arrives the moment it’s needed. An economy prospers, an opportunity opens, a community heals.
Moving money for better means moving money for a better world—creating value for individuals, businesses, and for society.
Western Union does this every day by helping their customers send money, which can help to stimulate economies and make individuals’ lives more rewarding and fulfilled.
This is what lies at the heart of the new Chain of Betters project. It’s an idea that empowers people with the opportunity to change the lives of others. As the money moves around the world, creating a chain of good deeds, together we can start to change lives in ways we wouldn’t have imagined was possible. This isn’t just saying money moves for better. This is proving it, together. How are you creating a chain of good deeds?
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