Did Americans Less Donate before Recently Christmas Eves?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
An empty plastic bucket

I saw a Santa Claus with his bell in malls, and even several Santa Clauses in big super centers about 10 years ago.

They collected donations from crowd for charity which associate to certain religious groups or institutions.

Children, young and old opened their wallet and put a couple bucks or coins in the plastic bucket.

Some times, I saw the bucket full of moneys, some drops on the floor, and fly around due to winds.

In the last several years, I have noticed the different.

I shopped 3 times to two shopping centers before Christmas eve this year. Santa Claus’s bucket almost empty.


A lonely homeless

Empty bucket make me wonder, Why?

Before answer the question, let’s see amazing facts:
1) 147.8 million Americans shopping before Christmas this year, 2019. More than last year in which 134.3 million Americans went shopping in 2018.

2) Americans donate about US$ 390 billions to charities each years since 3 years ago until recently.

Hence, I believed that Americans did contribute to charities by digital ways:
- credit or debit cards
- gift cards
- any digital ways (bank transfer, pay pals, money transfer services).

It is the main reason why I didn’t see people donate using paper money or coin in recent days, anymore.

Happy holiday and Merry Christmas to you and yours. 

40 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas. I would agree with you--since I don't often use cash, I don't often have small bills and coins, but I still give to the church and to other organizations I support.

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  2. i think more people send money online for donation and different kind of organizations:)

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  4. I think it might be true, people prefer to send money directly to charity of choice.

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  5. You made an interesting research. I truly don't know how much people donate, perhaps they send their donations. Happy holiday!

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    1. I think so....

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  7. That's good news after all!!
    Happy new year!!
    xoxo

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  8. Probably people are more willing to transfer money directly to the foundation than to the collectors.

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  9. I agree with the comments that most people donate online to their favorite charities. I know I do. Saying that - I also make sure around the holiday time I have some extra cash in my wallet to drop in the bucket. I hope you and yours had a great day yesterday!

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    1. I see...may God bless you

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  10. sad to see empty buckets anyway whatever the reason.

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      Before answer the question, let’s see amazing facts:

      1) 147.8 million Americans shopping before Christmas this year, 2019. More than last year in which 134.3 million Americans went shopping in 2018.

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      2) Americans donate about US$ 390 billions to charities each years since 3 years ago until recently.

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      Hence, I believed that Americans did contribute to charities by digital ways:

      - credit or debit cards

      - gift cards

      - any digital ways (bank transfer, pay pals, money transfer services).

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  13. Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego nowego roku. To fakt teraz ludzie częściej używają przelewów niż gotówki :)

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      Happy holiday and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  16. Very interesting post. Merry Christmas!

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  18. I noticed the same thing when shopping.
    Happy holidays! See you in 2020!

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  19. I think that's the real reason
    Regards
    Lili

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