That’s the figures I heard on the radio this morning that how much Canadian donated for charity organizations this year.
Total of $7.6 Billion donated this year increased by 6% compare to last year. So…in average, every single Canadian donated around $240.
According to Canadahelps.org, Statistically,:
The largest age group of donors is the 35-44 group, closely followed by those aged 45-54. The youth donor group is growing: in 1997 only 59% of Canadians aged 15-24 said that gave to charitable causes, but that number grew to 64% by 2000. Nearly half of all donors hold at least one university degree or post-secondary diploma/certificate. The largest annual donation amount comes from donors with a household income of $100,000 or more ($529), but the largest percentage of income donated to charity comes from those donors with the lowest income bracket (1.12% of income). Almost half of all dollars donated go to religious organizations, yet the largest number of donations is given to health care organizations.
Something that we, Canadians need to be proud of …And something we, Koreans need to learn from it.