Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Hattiesburg American - www.hattiesburgamerican.com - Hattiesburg, Miss.: "n the United States alone, there are more than 1 million charitable organizations with Americans giving close to $295 billion annually. In Canada, with nearly $6 billion given, there are more than 88,000 charities that provide services. Latin America and Asia are also seeing a tremendous growth in their charitable sectors as their governments are no longer able to provide enough funding for social services. Therefore, if not for charitable organizations, the quality of life for all would be greatly diminished as charities generously contribute to education, health care, arts, environmental causes and other important programs."