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The Effects of Giving On Your Health

We are seeking to demonstrate the powerful effects of giving on the mental and physical health of autistic and non-autistic people.

 
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Decreases Stress

Evidence supports that, gift-giving behaviors, help humans secrete “feel good” chemicals in our brains, such as serotonin (a mood-mediating chemical), dopamine (a feel-good chemical) and oxytocin (a compassion and bonding chemical) (Cleveland Clinic, 2020).

Increases confidence

Stress and depression are often linked to inner strife, so putting other people first through volunteerism or making a financial donation can shift our focus outside of ourselves. This new insight and perspective outside of your situation can lessen the impact of negative thoughts and make room for an increase in confidence (Talkspace, 2019). 

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Improves Self Esteem

Researchers say that people who give their time to help others through community and organizational involvement have greater self-esteem than others (Cleveland Clinic, 2020).

 

Unique Spectrum of People

U + Swarthy Lion can build a unique spectrum of people that give to get healthy. Unlike anyone else, U have the power to make a change. By giving a loving gift or affection to someone U can help improve their mental and physical health. Give us a hand to raise autism awareness and be unique.

 
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Volunteer

I am currently seeking trusted individuals in or around Atlanta, Georgia to serve the autism community. The goal is to #ThinkofAtlanta together and quarterly. Subscribe to join the Lion Tribe and be notified about our upcoming volunteer service events.

Donate

On Giving Tuesday, Swarthy Lion will donate to the House of Artists Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with vocational training programs and events centered around creative arts & independent living skills that benefits the lives of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

 

"....treat people the way you would want them to treat you."

The Bible teaches us, "The Golden Rule."  We take responsibility for treating people well. We want to invite you to help autistic and non-autistic people get spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially well.

 
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Our Vision

Our vision is to embolden the people of Atlanta to change the way we treat mental and physical health.