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Americans give to charities in really large numbers.
A majority of American households making more than $25,000 donate to charities each year, according to a study by Philanthropy Roundtable. And those individuals — not corporations or foundations — provide more than 70 percent of all charitable giving in the United States. Indeed, by some counts, Americans give more than people in any other country.
That generosity will be on display today as people open their wallets for #GivingTuesday, the charitable cousin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. People gave a reported $168 million on #GivingTuesday last year.
So, today is a good day to direct a few dollars to your favorite charity. If you don’t have a favorite, or you don’t have the dollars, here are a few suggestions.
And that’s the point. #GivingTuesday is not about big numbers or big checks, though it generates both. It’s about helping out, however we can.