5 Facts about Charity Giving During the Holidays

‘Tis the season of giving. All throughout the season you’ll feel the “spirit of giving,” a contagious desire to help others. During the holiday season, charity donations are at their highest. Read on to learn more about the season of giving.
  • During Hanukkah, it is traditional to give children gelt, or chocolate coins, as presents along with real money. Children are then encouraged to give a portion of their money to charity. (www.charitynavigator.com)
  • According to Network for Good, in 2014, 31% of all giving occurred in December and 12% occurred in the final three days of the year. (www.charitynavigator.com)
  • #GivingTuesday, the online nonprofit response to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, saw a growth of 148% in donation volume and a 2.5 times increase in donations in 2014 when compared to 2013. (www.charitynavigator.com)
  • Online giving comprises less than 10% of total giving but outpaces the growth of giving overall. (www.networkforgood.com)
  • A nation of procrastination, the most online giving occurs between noon and 7 pm local time on December 31st. (www.networkforgood.com)
How will you donate or make a difference this holiday season? Let us know by tweeting @SOGNetwork or on Instagram @Spirit_Of_Giving!