Sahih Muslim Book 5, Hadith Number 2211.

Chapter : Exhortation to Sadaqa even though it is half a date, or a good word. for they are protection against fire.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (tray peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone gives as Sadaqa the equivalent of a date from that (earning) earned honestly, for Allah accepts that which is lawful, the Lord would accept it with His Right Hand, and even if it is a date, it would foster in the Hand of the lord, as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes bigger than a mountain.