Utah named the most charitable state in time for #GivingTuesday

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November 28 marks #GivingTuesday, a day amidst the frenzy of holiday shopping dedicated to donating money, time and goods to nonprofit organizations — something Utahns are good at.

WalletHub ranked Utah the most charitable state. Using 14 key indicators, WalletHub explored monetary donations and volunteer rates. Utah ranked No. 1 in many subcategories, including: Highest Percentage of Population Who Donate Money, Highest Percentage of Population Who Donate Time, Highest Percentage of Donated Income and Highest Volunteer Rate.

Following behind Utah, the Top 10 ranked:

  1. Utah
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Wyoming
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Washington
  7. Virginia
  8. South Dakota
  9. Georgia
  10. Oklahoma

Source: WalletHub

Utah has multiple programs in place to help collect money and donations for charities such as Love Utah, Give Utah each spring, where a day is dedicated to donating to local nonprofits.

Overall, the United States ranks fifth out of 140 countries in donations, giving more than $389 billion to charity in 2016, according to the World Giving Index.

If you want to help Utah stay ranked as the most charitable state, consider donating on #GivingTuesday. If you don’t know where to donate, try this list of nonprofit organizations at greatnonprofits.org.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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