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Five Charity ideas for Christmas donations

Many people like to donate to charities during the Christmas holiday season or other times of the year. In fact, about a third of all charitable contributions made each year occur during the month of December. However, with so many charities to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to donate to. As noted, studies show that buying gifts for others and donating to charities is proven to increase happiness levels. Spending money on yourself does not increase happiness and can even lower it. Giving back is …

Giving Tuesday December 3, 2019

It is holiday time, the time of higher than normal materialism in the US. Generally, this involves buying more stuff they do not need, going into debt, spending money on material goods to impress others, posting images of “stuff” on social network, and living beyond their means. Well, several years ago another “holiday” was created which does not focus on materialism, and that holiday is Giving Tuesday. This year the event is celebrated today, December 3, 2019. Giving does not just mean donating money. There are many ways to give …

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 …