People give and they should be recognized. You can give a lot of money that does so much good! And, you can give a little money, that means a lot. It means a lot because it is more of your income, and perhaps harder for you to do. Both need to be appreciated.
In a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy:
- People who can least afford to give are the ones who donate the greatest percentage of their income.
- Those with earnings in the top 20 percent – gave on average 1.3 percent of their income to charity in 2011.
- Americans with incomes in the bottom 20 percent donated 3.2 percent of their income.
- Those who live in more socioeconomically diverse surroundings and see people in need on a daily basis give more than those whose neighbors earn $200,000 a year or more.