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Charitable Giving Ranked 6th In Idaho

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A new report released on charitable giving shows residents of some states appear to be far more generous than others.

Idahoans like to give back!

Although, the most generous city in America is Provo, Utah where residents typically give away 13.9% of income.

Idaho is ranked 6th in the nation for charitable giving.

"Are corps is one of the most loved corps, I think in the Pacific Northwest are donations are higher than the other corps” said Nicki Kroese, Manager Salvation Army.

Gem state residents give six point four percent of their income.

"We have a lot of strong supporters and lifelong supporters of the Boys and Girls Club that come back year after year we definitely, a lot of our money comes from fundraising also wonderful relationships with our donors” said Stephanie Hudson, Boys & Girls Club.

It’s not necessarily just about donating cash, but also time.

"We do see Rotarians donate their time all year round whether it's ringing the bell for the Salvation Army or serving lunch for paint magic, helping with a half marathon that we did” said Jill Skeem, Rotary Club.

The presence of religion appeared to have the strongest relationship to charitable donations.
Of the 10 states that gave the most, eight were among the highest percentage of residents who attend church.

"Religion does play a role in giving and so since Idaho has a very strong religious particularly Mormon population. A lot of that giving is reflected” said Tracy Rowe, Idaho Youth Ranch.

All of these organizations hope more donate, and that our state's rankings continue to go up for charitable giving.

9% percent of all charitable donations in the state went towards education related charities.


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