When it comes to daily spending habits, what has you reaching for your wallet most often? Coffee? Parking? Lunch?
What about…Elder care?
In Sunday’s New York viagra 100mg Times, . Using a national survey of consumer spending conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the basis for her analysis, the author finds that people in different metropolitan areas buy significantly different items (the average household in the nation spends approximately $5,000 per year on conspicuous items). In Washington D.C., for example, we spend significantly more than the national average on elder care, and men’s clothing (suits, footwear, underwear), yet are on par with the rest of the country when it comes to charitable giving.
While most may not see a connection between elder care and business attire, here at the Catalogue for Philanthropy, we do. Several of our charities have missions focused solely on caring for seniors, or empowering those who are looking for work but don’t have the resources to dress professionally. So, while we’re already spending in these categories, it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on how we can help others who may not be able to afford the medical care for a loved one, or have access to the resources needed to get a job. Here are some organizations that can help you guide your giving in these areas:
Looking for directions on how to help seniors? Here a list of 142 organizations that can help (organized by name and location).
Want to help someone feel confident with professional attire for an interview/day-to-day work? Check out A Wider Circle, LIFT-DC, Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington (OAR), STRIVE DC, or Suited for Change.