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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 …

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 …

Pay it forward | Donate or Volunteer

There are periods of time in which we all need a little help. You should never feel bad to ask others for assistance at those points of time in your life, and be sure to show gratitude as well when doing so. Once you make it through the challenge(s) you are faced with, be sure to give back to others once you are reestablished. This is so important, and the paying it forward/giving back what separates the “takers” and “givers”. This concept of “paying it forward” is what differentiates people. …