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Donald Panetta July 25, 2013 at 07:57 am
The Boy Scouts meet every Monday during the school year at North Shore Presbyterian Church onRead More Lakeville Road.
Ms. Jill September 3, 2012 at 04:48 pm
If one has the blessing of giving back with monetary donations to a cause close to their heart, IRead More commend you. If you do not have the financial means to donate monetarily then giving back some of your time is priceless. It speaks volumes through your heart. If there is a need for my help, I'm there to pitch in and offer whatever assistance that I can. What I find myself doing more often than not is cooking a meal for a local church. Or being an advocate for victims of trafficking, which is an area to which I am currently researching and another topic up for discussion at another time.
Michael August 20, 2012 at 09:29 pm
I read recently that about 50% of US charitable giving is to religious organizations. Could thatRead More explain the greater contribution percentage in red states? I wonder how the states compare in nonreligious giving (where, notable, the political conservative David Koch has been a notable giver to cultural causes).
Jason Molinet August 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Whether people give directly to religious groups or not, these organizations often have arms meantRead More to help the needy, such as food pantries or soup kitchens.
Robert J. Pape, Jr. August 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm
According to the 2012 Giving USA report, although charitable giving by individuals in 2011 rose byRead More 3.9%, and giving by bequest increased by 12.2%, charitable giving to religion declined 1.7% from 2010, or if adjusted for inflation, charitable giving to religion declined a total 4.7 % from 2010. Giving to religion remains the largest giving category, representing 32% of overall giving. Total giving for the category "arts, culture and humanities" represented 4% of overall giving in 2011.
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