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Charitable giving hits new high

Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 at 7:09 PM CDT
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(KAIT) - Giving is more common now than it ever has been in the United States.

According to a new survey by the Giving USA Foundation, for the first time ever, charitable giving surpassed $400-billion in 2017.

Jeremy Biggs, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates, said this is great news for non-profit organizations like CASA.

"We are excited to be in the non-profit world, this shows people are giving," Biggs said.

The results simply show that now is the time for non-profits to seek financial donors, according to Biggs.

The more funding, the better non-profits-like CASA can better serve its communities.

Biggs said in 2017, donations were slightly up at CASA of Northeast Arkansas and he hopes that trend continues this year.

"It's exciting to see that people are in the giving mood," Biggs said. "Hopefully that will have some good news coming our way at CASA."

According to results from the survey, giving was up by individuals by 5% and up 8% by corporations.

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