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Make Sure Every Dollar You Give to Charity Counts

According to the Giving USA's 2016 Annual Report on Philanthropy, 2015 was America's most generous year for charitable giving -- individual Americans donated over $264 billion dollars. Stabilizing household finances and the country's post-recession economic environment, along with growth in individual income, have helped fuel the increase in giving. Deciding to make a charitable contribution can arise from a desire to help others, a passionate commitment to a cause or the aim to give back to a group that once helped you or a loved one.
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