Social Responsibility: Small Starts Lead to Big Ends

Why do you suppose more people don’t donate to charitable causes?

Of course, there is no single reason; in fact, entire consumer studies have been devoted to uncovering the complex tapestry of reactions the human brain has to charity. But very often the reasons for not giving are quite simple. Here is one of the most popular (and most damaging) reasons people cite for not giving to charity.

My contribution won’t make a dent in the problem.

Ever feel as though your charitable contributions aren’t enough to make a real difference?

Could you imagine what would happen if everyone who felt that way just stopped donating? If that happened, the bottom of many excellent charities would fall out.

When it comes to philanthropy, everyone wants to give generously, for the simple reason that we want to know that our contribution is a direct catalyst for action. However, every contribution means something to someone. A donation of a few cents from a huge segment of the population could mean thousands, or even millions, of dollars of funding, which, in turn, could become life-saving medical treatment, facilities, medications, and much more.

Furthermore, a great many of the regions in need of the most help have significantly lower costs than we think. In other words, we get more bang from our buck in other lower-cost regions. According to, a donation of only $35 can pay for a cataract surgery, which can restore a patient’s vision.

Don’t let doubts about the extent of your monetary donation give you reservations about charitable giving. When it comes to funding, something is always better than nothing!

CHA Medical Group and its founder Dr. Kwang Yul Cha sponsor numerous funds designed to provide needed medical services to underserved populations, scholarships to medical students, and resources for biomedical research. Dr. Kwang Yul Cha’s international medical institutions include the flagship CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA Fertility Center (CHA IVF), Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and the Tokyo Cell Clinic in Japan.