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December 27, 2006

Albany--  Many of you are giving more to charity. A recent study by a charity watchdog group shows half of non-profit groups nationwide reported increased donations this year.  Only 19 percent showed a decrease.

Easter Seals of South Georgia is one of the groups enjoying a good year. They help children and adults with disabilities and rely heavily on charitable giving. Between September and December alone, they received about 20 thousand dollars in contributions.

Director Beth English says this time of year many people give the gift of charity.

"We've had gifts in memory of people and then gifts in honor of people. One of the nice things about Easter Seals is that we do receive gifts all year long," said English.

Donations not only benefit charities. They help those who give. If you donate to charity before the end of the year.  You can write those donations off on your 2006 tax returns.

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