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Fewer Americans Are Donating to Charity and it May Have Nothing to do with Money
Market Watch ^ | 12/3/19 | Leslie Albrecht

Posted on 12/05/2019 5:41:11 PM PST by marshmallow

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1 posted on 12/05/2019 5:41:11 PM PST by marshmallow
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Or people have figured out many so called charities and non-profits are frauds or just don’t do what they say they do.


2 posted on 12/05/2019 5:44:16 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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It may have something to do with the sneaking suspicion that the money doesn’t go where they say it will.


3 posted on 12/05/2019 5:44:43 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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If you Donate to one like magic you get hundreds of those requests in the mail . Here’s a sucker gets passed threw their network


4 posted on 12/05/2019 5:46:22 PM PST by butlerweave
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Given that today the median income in America is a staggeringly low $32,000, I can see why on this factor alone charitable giving is down.


5 posted on 12/05/2019 5:47:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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Leftists “gave at the tax office” (or made YOU give at the tax office) and that’s good enough in their mind.


6 posted on 12/05/2019 5:47:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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To: butlerweave

My wife is on every sucker mailing list out there.

The “save the Earth” folks need to work on banning bulk mail.

;-)


7 posted on 12/05/2019 5:50:14 PM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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To: marshmallow

I dont give anymore for 2 reasons..
Which charities actually use the money judicially
AND
will not bug me for years about another contribution

Last donation I used Paypal thinking it would be anonymous. Learned a quick lesson there. Never again!


8 posted on 12/05/2019 5:55:25 PM PST by dmet
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I know more people who perform individual charitable acts than people who give to organizations.

I don’t see giving to gargantuan organizations as likely to actually help many people who arent management level employees of those same organizations


9 posted on 12/05/2019 5:56:48 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Or people have figured out many so called charities and non-profits are frauds or just don’t do what they say they do.


Yup. But they do provide wonderful salaries & enefits to their employees. [/s]


10 posted on 12/05/2019 6:00:00 PM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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Don’t they.


11 posted on 12/05/2019 6:00:51 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: marshmallow
it May Have Nothing to do with Money

Not buying that...No sale.

12 posted on 12/05/2019 6:06:02 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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I give to local charities near my city.

I DO NOT give to national orgs such as the United Way.

13 posted on 12/05/2019 6:06:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (20 FReepin' years of Freakin' FReeping!!! FReep yeah!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

> It may have something to do with the sneaking suspicion that the money doesn’t go where they say it will. <

The president of the Red Cross makes over $600,000 per year. I’m guessing numbers like that might turn a few folks off.


14 posted on 12/05/2019 6:07:16 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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I give a lot to charity, both money and in-kind gifts or service, but I avoid secular charities. Several years ago I wrote off United Way. Later Girl Scouts. Now Boy Scouts. Ironically, the reason I wrote off United Way a long time ago had to do with its prejudice against the Boy Scouts. I do donate to the local food bank and animal shelter but that is about it as far as secular groups are concerned.


15 posted on 12/05/2019 6:07:33 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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People have figured out many so called charities and non-profits are frauds or just don’t do what they say they do.

That is probably happening with many legal citizen/tax payers.

Also, how many illegals give anything to charities and yet are included in these numbers?


16 posted on 12/05/2019 6:10:05 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Lincoln: "The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it, that way!")
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To: marshmallow

We Donate to battered women’s shelters and hospital patient support homes.


17 posted on 12/05/2019 6:12:58 PM PST by HangnJudge (Kipling was right about Humanity)
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I stopped almost entirely after the 2008 election — I decided that most charities are “helping” people who want the Almighty Government to be their savior. Okay, have fun with that.


18 posted on 12/05/2019 6:13:07 PM PST by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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I donate a lot to charity, at the point of a gun. I would prefer to direct my money to charities that I feel are worthwhile, not what 536 people in The Swamp dictate.


19 posted on 12/05/2019 6:14:02 PM PST by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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Most charities are not good at their stated goal.

Give locally. Become involved in organizations and donate time and talent.

I have started to limit my monetary giving.


20 posted on 12/05/2019 6:14:41 PM PST by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian.)
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