Friday, January 15, 2010

Spirit of Giving Drops Off After Holidays

A post-holiday slump in donations and volunteerism has some social-service agencies and non-profit groups wondering whether people packed away generosity with the tinsel.

"You have a tremendous outpouring of support in November and December, then in January, things get kind of dry," says John Psiharis, executive director of Chicago's Irving Park Community Food Pantry. It's a particularly troubling trend now, he says, as the number of clients climbs each month because of the troubled economy.

Read the full USAToday story here.

Do you agree with the premise of this story? Is your urge to give or volunteer weaker in January than it was during the holidays?

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