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July 21, 2014
Is social media boosting American generosity, by making us more aware of charitable opportunities? People are giving, even without tax deductions.
"Websites displaying sweet faces of seriously ill kids or tales of medical-bill horrors are fueling millions of dollars per day in social-site donations, nudging more Americans to help folks they often know only through an Internet glance.... Are heart-tugging efforts — like a GoFundMe push to raise $100,000 for a 3-year-old South Carolina boy recently diagnosed with lymphoma — changing traditional U.S. giving patterns that have long sustained national health charities?" -- Bill Briggs, NBCNews.com