U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 18
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18: CHARITY
Profile America — Sunday, December 18th. At this time of year, we usually think about buying presents to give family and friends. But with the continuing unsettled economy, it’s also a time to give to organizations that help those in need. The most obvious symbol is the Santa Claus or volunteers ringing bells on busy street corners or in shopping malls, but appeals from a wide range of charities come in the mail, over radio and television, and by e-mail. Americans have a history of reaching into their pockets and giving generously of both their money and time. The average tax return shows contributions of more than $4,300 a year to charity. In addition, more than one-in-four of us is involved in some kind of charitable work. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 584, 585
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau