'Tis the season for giving

(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. #dally #news