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Top 1% households by income donation amounts to charities

We sometimes get questions about who donates to charity organizations. Well, the fact is that wealthier Americans, including the top 1% of those by household income, donate the majority of funds that charities receive each year. The top one percent of household earners are responsible for about 33% of aggregate charitable donations each year and households earning over $100,000 per year (which is inclusive of one percenters) are responsible for about 52% of all donations. There are different surveys and data points out there, but they all show the same …

Almost 20% of children food insecure – impacts learning

With many schools now back in session, or starting soon, it is unfortunate to know that as many as 20% of children in this country live in food insecure households. While like almost every study the exact percentages vary, the estimated range from sources such as Feeding America, USDA, the Salvation Army and others show a range of about 15% to as high as 20% of kids are food insecure. When a child does not know where their next meal is coming from, which is the definition of food insecurity, …

Charities have limited funds to offer for financial help

We are always surprised when someone writes to us and complains (or even worse such as writes to us with hateful message) that a charity has no funds and can’t help them pay their bills. People literally complain that a church, non-profit, or charity can’t give them money to pay their living expenses. Or people complain that an agency maybe can’t give them food, clothes, or something else. The fact is every single charity or agency has limited funds and resources. Not only do they have limited resources, but even …