I took my kids to a pumpkin patch this morning hosted by a local congregation. All proceeds went toward a local women’s shelter. A non-profit pumpkin patch! What a great idea!
So we wandered through the patch and my kids each chose their pumpkin, and the total was a whopping $9. That didn’t seem like enough toward the shelter, so I added an extra $11 to my check to make it an even $20. The volunteer taking my check seemed surprised at the additional donation, but it felt like the right thing to do. It felt like the human thing to do.
Not only that, it seems it is also a woman-like thing to do. A new giving report has come out specifically linking higher giving to women. We already knew that single women were more likely to give than single men, but it turns out that women also give MORE than men, almost across the board, and regardless of income level.
Check out the statistics: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/women-give-more-to-charity-than-men-new-study-shows-105427598.html.
So, why DO women give more than men? Is it our nature? Our upbringing?
What do you think?