Frontdoors Magazine January 2022

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A 2ND ACT { helping is healing }

Doing Good The value of the helper’s high Judy Pearson I Contributing Writer

Despite a worldwide event unprecedented in our generation — the COVID pandemic — Americans gave more than $471 billion in 2020, an increase from 2019.

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he mission of the magazine you’re reading is to “celebrate the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community.” Valley

of the Sun residents give to such an extent that their stories fill every issue throughout the year. And we aren’t alone. Despite a worldwide event unprecedented in our generation — the COVID pandemic — Americans gave more than $471 billion in 2020, an increase from 2019. Sixty-nine percent of that amount came from individuals (as opposed to corporations or foundations), also an increase over previous years. Those who had more gave more: 86 percent of households with a $200,000 annual income and above maintained or increased their charitable giving, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. But among the galas and golf tournaments, what really happens when humans give something to others?

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