Consider This: Give to a charity this Christmas

Updated: Dec. 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM CST
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PINE BELT (WDAM) - This is the season for giving. While people in Mississippi are among the most giving in the nation when it comes to charity, we are also among the neediest as a state. Unfortunately, there are those who would take advantage of our giving nature and solicit money for their own personal gain. We should not let that deter our generosity.

We should give what we can for legitimate needs to legitimate charities. You can find a list of registered charities on the Mississippi Secretary of State's website, and it shows how much of the donations they receive goes to expenses, so you can see how much of the donation dollars go directly to those in need.

Consider This: We encourage you to research your chosen charity and to be careful about exactly where your donation goes as you continue to be the most generous people in America.

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