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The gift that goes awry

State report shows charities get small percent of donations

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Generosity is a positive feature of the American spirit. It is the one palpable thing we can feel good about in this season of reflection and self-evaluation. I even know a man in Scotia who gives small quantities of money to more than 30 charities. It neither comes out of a large family trust fund, nor does he do it for a tax break. Such individuals donate anonymously from a genuine sense of public spiritedness. ...

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