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Charity expenses versus funding the cause

People who decide to donate to various charitable groups want to ensure as much of their donations as possible are going to people who need...

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Seniors can give safely and successfully

People often gain a greater sense of purpose and happiness after giving to charity, and seniors are no exception. According to a study from...

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Charitable giving and taxes

Many people donate to nonprofit organizations and other philanthropic groups out of a personal desire to do good for others. Such...

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Make this the year to budget for charitable giving

Budgets are an important component of personal financing. Without a thorough understanding of the rate of money going in and out of their...

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Protect yourself against charity fraud

Charity fraud is a devious crime that victimizes both donors and the people and organizations who rely on donations to get by. Such fraud...

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How to avoid ending up on charity mailing lists

Giving to charity is a selfless act that is often inspired by donors' compassion for their fellow man. Helping the less fortunate is its...

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Memorial gifts honor loved ones

The loss of a friend or loved one is seldom easy, particularly if a person had been suffering from an illness. Close friends and family...

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The world’s most charitable nations

People travel for various reasons. Some may desire to visit their ancestral homeland, while others venture afar to view ancient sites and...

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The history of modern charity

The concept of well-to-do people helping the less fortunate is nothing new. In fact, charity has been a part of human cultures for...

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Regain hope and strength while caregiving

Caregivers are unpaid individuals, typically a spouse, child, neighbor, or friend, who assist with activities of daily living and medical...

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Leading the way

You know the holiday season has truly begun when bright red kettles appear in front of every store and the sound of a ringing bell is heard...

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Giving Their Best

It was one of Charles Dickens' lesser-known — but exceedingly wise — characters, Doctor Marigold, who said that, "No one is useless...

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Putting compassion into action

When a woman doesn't know where her next meal is coming from, when a child is afraid to go to school because he has no supplies or...

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Seeing hope reborn

An average of 22 veterans a day commit suicide — a stark and shocking statistic from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some can't live...

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Using connections for kids

The Gator Bowl has been an integral part of Jacksonville's sports life for 72 years, but its sponsoring organization, the Jacksonville...

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