Texas Ranks Near The Bottom of Charitable States
Are we selfish? Texans don't volunteer time or give as much money as other states do, but we have a chance to change that today. It's National Giving Day, and that's why you're seeing #GivingTuesday on social media.
And See how low Texas ranks in terms of the most charitable states. It's not pretty.
Utah is the most charitable state, according to a new report from WalletHub. They looked at factors like percentage of income donated, the amount of time volunteered, and percentage of sheltered homeless, to come up with the state rankings.
Texas ranks 48th. Yuck! We can do better. States including Wisconsin, Oklahoma, West Virginia, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana all ranked ahead of us. So which two states ranked lower? California and Arizona are less charitable, according to WalletHub.
After the Black Friday madness, and more buying on Small Business Saturday, um.....Shopping-because-it's-fun Sunday, and Cyber Monday, we turn the corner and today is Giving Tuesday. Two questions. Can we be more generous? And does everything have to have a catchy name?
#GivingTuesday is a real thing, and it's the chance to prove today that there's more to Texas than meets the eye. The East Texas Food Bank, churches, the Salvation Army, The Angelina County United Way, and other non-profits are counting on it.