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By the Way... How Do You Compare?

According to IndependentSector.org's "Give 5" campaign, which encourages people to volunteer 5 hours per week and donate 5% of their income to charitable causes:

  • Approximately 109 million American adults volunteer annually: that's 56% of all adults.
  • Adult volunteers contribute an average of 3.5 hours per week - totaling 19.9 billion hours with an estimated dollar value of $225.9 billion.
  • 59% of teenagers volunteer an average of 3.5 hours per week: that's 13.3 million volunteers totaling 2.4 billion hours at a total value of $7.7 billion.
  • 70% of American households make a contribution to one or more charitable organizations. The average gift of contributing households is 2.1% of income.

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