(Sheridan, Wyo.) — From food banks to giving trees, to wish campaigns and coat drives, there are many opportunities for charitable giving this holiday season in Sheridan. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy
people in Sheridan County gave a total of 3.83 percent of their annual
income in 2012 — the latest data available — for total charitable
contributions of over $15 million.
*h/t The Chronicle of Philanthropy / Pitchengine Communities*
There are many local worthy non-profit organizations that would appreciate
holiday contributions, according to the Sheridan County Chamber of
Commerce. The Chamber has compiled and will continue to update a list of
giving opportunities throughout the holidays that ca be found here
The National Center for Charitable Statistics’s
latest report on Individual Charitable
Giving by State ranked Wyoming in the top five states for giving per
capita. The average charitable deduction per return was $1,201 in 2011.
State averages ranged from $2,516 in Utah to $620 in West Virginia.
Following Utah, the other four states rounding out the top 5 average
charitable contributions by return were, in descending order, the District
of Columbia, Maryland, Wyoming and New York.