Friday, July 02, 2010

Washingtonians - open your wallets!

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, giving by Washington area charitable foundations dropped in 2009 by more than the national average. Giving by Washington area foundation dropped by 9.6%, while the national average was 8.4% (and 8.4% was the largest drop ever tracked by the Foundation Center).

So... if you live in the Washington area, please consider giving a little extra this year! Need some ideas? You can always make a gift to the Neighbors in Need program at the Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region - which provides for basic needs like food and shelter during these tough economic times. Or you can give to your favorite park, museum, school, homeless shelter, faith community...

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