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.


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?