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From the United Way of Anderson County Blog

Thank You, Charlie

Early this month, amidst the chaos and hustle of changes in staff and the ramp up for this year’s campaign, we received some surprising and exciting news: United Way of Anderson County had been named as a beneficiary of a trust, and would be receiving a generous donation from the late Charles Klabunde.

This Time of Year

This time of year we get a lot of calls from families desperately in need of help - help to keep their lights on, to see a doctor, to feed their children, to find a place to say, or to find a way for Santa to visit their children. Just yesterday we received a call from a man who sounded hopeless, defeated, and unsure of where to turn. John, a father of three needed help for his family - as we usually do...

The Science of Giving

Donating to charity is a selfless act. You offer something of your own--money, clothes, food, time--without expecting anything in payment or return. As such, we rarely consider the benefits giving has for us as the givers. However, research on altruism has revealed some surprising insights: the very act of giving makes the giver happy.

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