Seems people in our area were more giving last year. Reports say that charitable giving is on the rebound nationally and right here locally.
According to an annual report by the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, charitable donations nationally were up 3.5 percent in 2012.
Several area United Ways have seen their campaign donations increase.
The 2012–13 campaign for the United Way of Defiance County raised nearly $298,000… $8,000 more than the previous year’s campaign.
In Paulding County, the 2012–13 campaign raised a little more than $60,000… $6,000 more than the year before.