Wednesday, December 14, 2005

ABC News: America's Charities Impressed by Donors

ABC News: America's Charities Impressed by Donors: "America's Charities Impressed by Donors
America's Charities End a Challenging Year Impressed by Their Donors' Zeal

People line up for food provided by the American Red Cross in the Lakeshore neighborhood of New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. Some charities feared their holiday season fundraising would suffer as donors decided they had given enough. Thus far, however, end-of-year giving is generally reported strong, although some local charities remain worried because they have more needy people to serve. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer
The Associated PressThe Associated Press

NEW YORK Dec 14, 2005 — Donor fatigue? Not this year. Even after the outpouring of donations for the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, holiday giving is robust this season and 2005 could well set an overall record, U.S. charity officials are reporting.

'It seems to be a phenomenal year,' said Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. 'Donor fatigue is something not many charities are seeing.'"

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