The State's Andrew Shain has a good story today about charitable giving this holiday season:
Tis the season to be giving to charities – carefully.
South Carolina regulators say tight economic times lead to an increase in less-than-giving nonprofits aiming to scoop a few bucks from holiday do-gooders.
“They know more people are in need,” said S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond, whose office oversees more than 8,000 registered charities. “And we get so many solicitations in South Carolina because we’re so generous.”
South Carolina ranks fifth in the country in the percentage of discretionary income donated to charity, according to an analysis of IRS data by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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