Monday, June 25, 2007

We Gave Less Money

Because there was no major disaster this year, we gave away less money. Again, and not surprisingly, the biggest loser of a charity was ones that give money and support to regular old people. I guess that even though 9,000 or so of us said we care about things like poverty and education we aren't busting out the check books. It seems the rest of the world (or the US) doesn’t care about things besides the arts or their alma mater.

Time to put our money where our internet/Facebook/do good network campaigns are…

In the News: No Death or Distruction, No Donation


Annie said...

In this country at least, it is hard to get people to give money to poverty. This is, at least in part, because a large portion of the American dream is about picking yourself up from a "bad" situation. Therefore we as a society believe that those who are poor have a recourse, and if they 'worked hard' could get out of their situation.

Not that I believe this, but it is reflected in our social and welfare spending, as well as in our personal giving. *sigh* I really am all for a "living wage" instead of a minimum wage, but it doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon.

Annie said...

Also, look at this.