Warren Buffett) set a glittery example by giving away billions. The working poor do their share, too - by handing over a higher portion of their income to charity than wealthier folks. Wanting to help others knows no financial boundaries.
One survey shows that Americans are giving more than ever to charities, some $260 billion last year alone, about 6 percent more than the previous year. And add to that another estimated $150 billion in volunteer giving each year (valued at $18 per hour)."