As I ring in the holidays with my family down in southern California, the warmth ofÂ myÂ sunny Christmas tan is not all that has given me warm fuzzies today. I learned that this isÂ also theÂ greatest season of giving to great global causes by many individuals like you and me! So Christmas isÂ notÂ just a season of capitalism and extravagant frivolous spending after all. People all over North America are also giving back and giving more eachÂ year to good causes.Â
Here are some factoids I found from here in the US……
â€¢ $260 billion: Charitable giving in the U.S. in 2005, up 2.7 percent.
â€¢ 50 percent: Of the charitable giving of individuals is done between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
â€¢ 77 percent: Charitable giving in the U.S. by individuals, (or $199 billion).
So if you haven’t thought about it already, maybe this is a season where you too can give back in some way! Help spread a little love around the World!
Happy holidays everyone!!