The Daily News has three pieces on the practice of corporate giving, in Philadelphia and around the country. The first looks at levels of giving among large companies
in the region, which varies both in total amount and in the percentage that stays locally. The second looks at things from the angle of a fundraiser for a charitable foundation
, who says she doesn't waste much time soliciting corporations. Finally, in the interest of disclosure, a short box reveals what news boss Knight-Ridder has donated
, mostly in free advertising.
For anybody thinking about their own options in sharing the wealth for the holidays, I have two suggestions: local charity Philabundance
, which gets food to those that need it, and the Red Cross
, which is still helping Katrina victims and those displaced and in need around the country and the world. Happy holidays, all!