Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Atlanta-based CARE, Habitat for Humanity and Project GRAD Atlanta are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet _ Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Consider making a holiday gift to one of the many philanthropic causes in the Philadelphia area.
The holidays can be a great time to make a charitable donation to a worthwhile cause in the Delaware Valley. Below are some organizations to consider donating to this holiday season. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation A donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, based in Wynnewood, helps bring lifesaving treatments to children with cancer. To date, ALSF has funded more than 250 research projects at more than 70 institutions. Boy Scouts of America: Cradle of Liberty Council The Boy Scouts of America: Cradle of Liberty Council, headquartered in Wayne, serves more than 17,000 young people in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania GSEP is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Marple Newtown area combined gave $41.3 million in 2008.
On Monday, Patch took a look at data from the study "How America Gives," which showed how much people in Delaware County are giving in comparison to those in Montgomery and Chester counties. Based on 2008 IRS tax records–the most recent year for which data is available–Delaware County residents gave 4.1 percent of their income, compared to an average of 3.9 percent across Pennsylvania and 4.7 across the entire United States. Delaware County ranked 66 out of 3,115 counties in the nation. See how Broomall and Newtown Square stacked up against each other in regards to charitable giving. Median Household Contributions 3,887 To break it down even further, here's how certain age groups in the Marple Newtown area are giving: Ages 30-44 23%
Monday, August 27, 2012
A report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy looks at how much neighborhoods in the area give to charity.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
"How America Gives," a study released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, aims to “nationwide generosity” by analyzing tax documents and measuring how much money people claimed for charitable donations on their returns. So how charitable is the Greater Philadelphia Area? According to the report, the area’s Patch towns gave over $568,000,000 toward charitable measures in the 2008. “The study is based on exact dollar amounts released by the Internal Revenue Service showing the value of charitable deductions claimed by American taxpayers,” according to a release on the study’s website. The Chronicle obtained comprehensive tax records from the IRS for 2008, the most recent year for which such data are available, to examine income levels and the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Delco SPCA was the designated charity of the winning team during the 9th annual Black Tie Bowling Fundraiser.
MEDIA–The Delaware County SPCA was the recipient of a charity fundraiser recently. Executive Director at the Delco SPCA Rick Matelsky (left) and Director of Community Relations Justina Calgiano (right) received a $1,000 donation check from Renee Patrone, event manager at Root Strategies of Wayne, during a presentation on April 25. The Delco SPCA was the designated charity of the winning team during the 9th annual Black Tie Bowling Fundraiser. More than 100 Philadelphia area residents teamed up to bowl for their favorite charity March 31 at Wynnewood Lanes in Ardmore. The second place team donated $600 to the Special Olympics. The Delco SPCA will use the $1,000 donation specifically to further the work of the George and Friends Fund for …