“It’s not about how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

– Mother Theresa

One of the essential things to do in life is to give. It is the action of opening the hand and letting go of something of value to benefit someone else. At its core, giving is an expression of love.

We think that expressing love is an essential part of everyday life, but also for those in need or those facing a terminal illness or death and dying. Without giving this love, we remain empty, unfulfilled and lost. We encourage you to spread some love and often, this doesn’t have to be monetary, it can, in fact, be exceptional simple.

Consider giving the following to someone, and ramp it up for those who might be suffering a little more:

  • friendliness
  • forgiveness
  • friendship
  • a willingness to listen
  • a kind word
  • a gentle touch
  • a smile

Don’t hold onto it. Why not open your hand and your heart to let something of value flow from you to someone else, without expecting anything in return. This is the essence of being human.

Sometimes, and only if viable for you, monetary contributions can make a huge difference.

At Dying to Understand, while we are a registered charity ourselves, we also give to a number of charities and causes. We do this without the expectation of getting anything back. We do it so that we can add some goodness to life, where goodness is needed. Many of you visiting our site are experiencing great sadness as you face death and dying or deal with all that presents when diagnosed with a terminal illness but you might be surprised by how good it feels to give, even in your current situation. 

We welcome you to join us in giving.

Charities And Causes We Support

Al Taylor for kids

Works with children in our local Sunshine Coast community to build value and life skills, equipping their young hearts for life.

Destiny Rescue

This organization makes a life-changing difference to people caught up in human trafficking.

Camp Quality

They shine a ray of light and offer hope for children suffering an incurable disease.

Dignity Freedom Network

DFN partners worldwide, funding sustainable projects among various communities.

Research Fund

We offer scholarships for postgraduate students in the field of death and dying. By increasing knowledge, we decrease ignorance and fear that comes from ignorance.

As a charity, we have a dual obligation to remain financially sound and to give within reason. To achieve this we allocate funds as determined by our board annually.

For 2020 we have determined to build reserves and retain 80% of our funds for Dying to Understand charity and distribute 20% of our funds equally to each of the charities we support.


When you give, not expecting anything back, you not only liberate the recipient but also something in yourself. For this reason, we encourage giving.


We encourage you to consider leaving an enduring legacy and to be part of something bigger. A thoughtful bequest may be part of a superhero legacy.

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