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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

When The Economy Slumps, Charities Hurt Twice

When the economy falters, charities that assist the poor face the twin problems of increased demand for their services and decreased support from donors who have less money available for charitable contributions. From Hawaii to Florida nonprofits are feeling the pinch due to the encroaching recession. The toll that the economic downturn is taking on the poor is evidenced by the record 28 million people that are expected to use Food Stamps this year. If you would like to do your part to help both charities and people affected by the current economic climate, you can browse the list of charities featured here and select a charity that matches your interests. Some charities such as Modest Needs and Bishop Sullivan Center even allow donors to select, from a list of pre-screened applicants, the needy person or family who will benefit from their donation.

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