Thursday, June 7, 2012

U.S. Ranks #1 in Generosity

Some refreshing news came out this morning that should put a smile on your face …
It seems that last year, Americans were ranked as the most giving people in the world in terms of donating our time and money to not-for-profit causes. That’s up from fifth place the year before.

Here are the findings: 65% of us donated cash, 43% gave time, and 73% helped a stranger.

Thailand led the pack in cash gifts: 85% of its residents opened their wallets. And the UK came in with 79%.
However, the Brits and most of the rest of the world are about half as likely to donate their time to charities as Americans, thereby boosting us to the #1 spot.

You can see the complete breakdown in the Huffington Post.

This should tell the occupiers and the wealth-distribution movement out there that despite personal and economic hardships, American's remain steadfastly committed to each other and their communities. 

And the simple truth is: For a greedy, capitalistic society, we aren’t so bad after all.

Best wishes,


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