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The Poor Give More

I was perusing through my philanthropy blogs and ran into this story: The Poor Give More – Surprising findings show that low-wage earners step up to the charity plate big-time. Here’s one of the most interesting points in the story…

“Americans at the bottom of the income-distribution pyramid are the country’s biggest givers per capita. The 2000 Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey shows that households with incomes below $20,000 gave a higher percentage of their earnings to charity than did any other income group: 4.6 percent, on average.”

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Mando
Director, Hands On Central Texas

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