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Charitable Giving During the Holidays

Peak Time for Giving – and Scams

The holiday season is synonymous with giving. But, it’s also a peak period for charity scams.

Today, in these tough economic times, more people need some help – and charities are counting more than ever on your support. According to Giving USA 2011, the Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable giving increased in 2010 by nearly 4 percent, bringing total donations to more than $290 billion. And, the majority of that giving (73%) came from individuals.
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