Finally, Something Illinois Can Be Proud Of
If you live in Illinois, you get a lot of flack and jokes from friends and family members who live out of state. At least I do...Well, there is finally some good news about Illinois!
According to a newly released Gallup poll, a majority of Illinois residents give to charity.
Illinoisans ranked number seven in charitable giving compared to other states.
- 70% gave money
- 41% volunteered time
- 37% contributed both time and money
The states that came out on the bottom were:
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
On average, the percentage of people donating money and volunteering time was below 30% in these states
Coming off an incredible successful toy drive on Friday at Lou Bachrodt Automall, I can can tell you that giving is alive and well in the Rockford area.