Did you know that the wealthiest Americans have reduced the percentage of income they give to charity while the poor and middle class are giving more? The top earners gave 4.6% less of their income to charity while the middle class and the poor are giving more...at least 4.5% of their income. This information is from the IRS data of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle editor Stacy Palmer said, "Lower and middle income people know people who have lost their jobs or are homeless and they worry that they themselves are a day away from losing their jobs. They are very sensitive to the needs of other people and recognize that these years have been hard." So, regardless of your situation, please consider helping those who are in worse need than you. Thank you for your help.