Wednesday, December 9, 2009

American Charities May Not Have a Happy Holiday


American charities have weathered a significant drop in giving this year, and while they're hoping for a holiday miracle, a recent survey shows they will probably see a decrease in year-end generosity.

In light of the economic downturn, only 38 percent of Americans say they are more likely to give a charitable gift as a holiday present this year, compared to 49 percent last year, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive to be released Monday.

Some of the biggest U.S. charities say they are budgeting for a disappointing Christmas.

Read the full Associated Press story here.

2 comments:

Melvin of Quotes said...

This is sad news. As the year goes on recession, everybody is looking out for their own. How about the less fortunate people? I guess this time they will have to stand up for themselves.

Villager said...

My hope is that you and other BETF-Blog readers will buck the trend. We need support from our members and supporters.

What say u?