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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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To: marshmallow

I give to Conservative candidates...and consider that Charity


21 posted on 12/05/2019 6:15:30 PM PST by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office...)
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To: caseinpoint

United Way gives to Planned Parenthood.

I refused to give to them at a job, and got blasted for it.


22 posted on 12/05/2019 6:16:10 PM PST by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian.)
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To: dmet

Fisher House doesn’t bug it’s contributors


23 posted on 12/05/2019 6:17:11 PM PST by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office...)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Or it may be the Scrooge effect: government ‘charity’, however ineffective, drives out personal charity by convincing people they already give.


24 posted on 12/05/2019 6:39:13 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: marshmallow

this one gave up organized religion, which is what surveys measure. Faith in God has increased.
Shortly after, realized how even many christain organizations never seem to stop asking for more. Don’t give any more not because of money but don’t want to be a fool any more.
I’d say there are more with similar thoughts.


25 posted on 12/05/2019 6:45:56 PM PST by jimfr
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To: marshmallow

Another factor that has affected my personal giving this year has been the Trump tax cuts.

For the first time in over 30 years I ended up taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing. Turbo Tax determined that the standard deduction gave me a bigger refund than itemizing, even with a home mortgage.

So that “tax deductable” donation to “Save the Frogs” ends up not getting deducted. So this year “Save the Frogs” won’t get a check.


26 posted on 12/05/2019 6:58:12 PM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: marshmallow

I used to give generously, even when it meant a hardship for my family. I gave of time, money, resources, and talent.

Then Obama happened and for several years I was told I was privileged because I was white (even though we were drowning in medical debt and could barely keep the roof over our heads).

When he was re-elected, I had enough. Charity would now begin at home. I haven’t donated to anything except church since. No more killing myself for people who would gladly take my money and call me a racist behind my back. There was no more joy in the sacrifice.


27 posted on 12/05/2019 7:17:18 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Trust not in earthly princes....)
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To: Secret Agent Man
In 2018 the median household income of Americans was 62,000 dollars. Your figure of 32,000 makes no sense whatsoever. Try to keep it honest ok?
28 posted on 12/05/2019 7:55:40 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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To: cgbg

A lot of them get their moral high from buying organic and recycled and lecturing everyone else.


29 posted on 12/05/2019 8:16:50 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Captain Peter Blood

It may have something to do with the obnoxious leftism by some charities that many folks want no part in supporting.


30 posted on 12/05/2019 8:18:43 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: marshmallow

They also have wised up and realized that 90% of the money winds up in the pockets of the Charity Administration personnel.


31 posted on 12/05/2019 8:18:46 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: HangnJudge

I give to a small group of charities we’ve vetted like Institute for Justice, Alliance Defending Freedom, our church. I somehow ended up on a ton of mailing lists for prior donations, because they share mailing lists. I don’t donate to any of the mailer solicitations anymore.

I donate items to the shelter and Operation Paperback. That does more for the troops than money to Wounded Warrior Project and other charities for vets.

After Chick-Fila’s betrayal, I took the very full small change jar and dumped it into the nearest Salvation Army kettle. My eldest daughter came with me, because I said that I meant I’d do that and had her see me do it. We’ve also stopped eating at Chick-Fila. We used to count that as charity, helping a Christian employer.


32 posted on 12/05/2019 8:22:00 PM PST by tbw2
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To: marshmallow

I’m an Atheist, and I’m more than happy to donate to charities as long as they are reputable. I even donate food to our local churches and both money and clothing to the Salvation Army. Every time I walk out of our local grocer during the holidays (which is up to thrice weekly), I donate to the SA bell ringer whatever I can.

Reputation is the biggest concern for me. I want to know that what I’m giving is going to the cause, where it is needed, and not the pocket of someone running the charity.


33 posted on 12/05/2019 8:39:00 PM PST by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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The new $24,000. “standard deduction” (married) isn’t helping charities either...only Mitt Romney comes close to that for charitable contributions/deductions! ;-) Should drop the standard deduction to zero and drop the tax rate to compensate (net zero). Also get rid of the EITC!


34 posted on 12/05/2019 8:46:49 PM PST by Drago
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To: marshmallow

I used to give generously, even when it meant a hardship for my family. I gave of time, money, resources, and talent.

Then Obama happened and for several years I was told I was privileged because I was white (even though we were drowning in medical debt and could barely keep the roof over our heads).

When he was re-elected, I had enough. Charity would now begin at home. I haven’t donated to anything except church since. No more killing myself for people who would gladly take my money and call me a racist behind my back. There was no more joy in the sacrifice.


35 posted on 12/05/2019 8:49:00 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Trust not in earthly princes....)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I used to give to so many charities THEN I discovered that Elizabeth Dole was making $500,000.00 a year from the Red Cross I was SO STUNNED I stopped donating to any one EXCEPT the Salvation Army!! There was also a bunch of corruption at Wounded Warriors (very disappointing) I just changed my entire outlook about charities!!! ALSO look at the BILLIONS of dollars that went to Haiti AND Haiti is NO BETTER today after ALL of that money sent to those organizations!!! I do send money to Samaritan’s Purse when they are headed to areas of natural disasters!!


36 posted on 12/05/2019 9:00:12 PM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Yo-Yo
I try to be charitable on a individual basis....like a little money to a nephew or niece, or coworker....

the the Trump tax cuts affect us?........yes.......not going to lie.

37 posted on 12/05/2019 9:02:58 PM PST by cherry
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To: Lizavetta

So many charities, non profits, and foundations are controlled by Liberal leftists. I don’t care if some pro capitalist conservative sets up a foundation with lots of money and instructions on what to do. Over a short time it will be taken over and perverted to another use.


38 posted on 12/05/2019 9:17:03 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Bingo! I used to give to a veterans group and found out the heads of the damn thing were partying. Even the VFW is an overall scam. Heart Associations don’t give to people with heart problems, they give to lobbyists to get more grants for research. I spend on a local church to only keep up the church and property.


39 posted on 12/05/2019 9:24:55 PM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Bingo! I used to give to a veterans group and found out the heads of the damn thing were partying. Even the VFW is an overall scam. Heart Associations don’t give to people with heart problems, they give to lobbyists to get more grants for research. I spend on a local church to only keep up the church and property.


40 posted on 12/05/2019 9:25:31 PM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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