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Family and Consumer Sciences FLM-FS-13-03-R10 Cultivating the Practice of Family Philanthropy



“How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving, unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving?” —J. C. Penney Giving. Such a simple act that it is typically not given much thought. But giving is an important habit that should be learned and nurtured within the family. Giving establishes relationships and reinforces social ties. In 2007, gifts by individuals reached $229.03 billion in the United States. This equals 74.8 % of all giving. Religion remained the largest single recipient, receiving $102.32 billion of the $306.39 contributed. In any given year, approximately 70 % of households make at least one charitable contribution

Year: 2011
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