Have you heard about Arthur Brooks, from Syracuse University, who did a 10 year study on the charitable habits and spending of Democrats and Republicans? Apparently he went into the study with a pre-conceived notion that Democrats charitable giving would certainly eclipse what the Republicans give.
This study was repeated, albeit in an un-scientific manner by talking to people on the streets of New York by Fox News' John Stossell. His results were that the majority of the people believed the Republicans were stingy about charitable giving and that Democrats were the "kind hearted" people who would obviously give more to the needy. Oh you mean like Al Gore's $353 he gave to charity in 1998,......ha ha ,..to be fair 'ole Fat Al had alot of expenses (cheeseburgers and fries), so I'm sure he would have gave more if he could.
In Arthur Brooks study, he concluded that Republicans were much more giving to charity than their Democratic brethren.
If the government would let us keep more of our own money , instead of re-distributing it to their causes,...read unions, ACORN, etc., then I believe charitable giving would supplant government services for many of the needy.
If you are looking for a good charity to support, you don't have to look any farther than the Children's Hunger Fund. This is the main charity I support not only because they provide support to children born into poverty, disease and early death and who cannot take care of themselves, as well as I am positive this Charity spends the money on the cause and not administrative garbage.
About Children's Hunger Fund
Children's Hunger Fund has distributed more than $875 million in food and other resources, serving the needs of more than 10 million children in 35 U.S. states and 72 countries worldwide. Since inception in 1991, more than 99 percent of CHF's revenue has been used in programs serving the needs of children. Children's Hunger Fund works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families holistically, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
CHF, a Christian 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families holistically, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
CHF is well-known for program efficiency. Since 1991, Children's Hunger Fund has given an average of 99% of its revenue to programs serving children in need.
Children's Hunger Fund is committed to operating with financial integrity. Therefore, we provide full disclosure of our financial records with complete transparency.
CHF is well-known as one of America's most cost-effective charities. Since inception, more than 99% of all revenue has been used in programs serving the needs of children. CHF is consistently given the highest marks by Charity Navigator, Ministry Watch, and Forbes.
In fact, in 2009 Forbes Magazine gave CHF a 99% in Charitable Commitment; 100% in Fundraising Efficiency and 100% in Donor Dependency.
See it here at Forbes.