The holiday season is synonymous with spending money – but for more than just buying gifts.
According to Nonprofits Source, hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for charity on Giving Tuesday alone, which is just a fraction of the billions of dollars Americans donate each year.
In a recent study, financial technology company SmartAsset dug into IRS data to find the places where residents were giving the most. The study measured how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in a given county who make charitable donations.
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During this time of year, in preparation for Christmas we Catholics read in Mass the Gospels referring to John the Baptist, who preached two major themes: repentance from evil, and producing good fruits of a good life—works of charity. Most Christians believe that without repentance, our good works have little spiritual effect … for doing evil is acting against (rejecting) the Good—i.e., the will of God—and consequently in some degree separates us from God—from Christ—who teaches us: “He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do
Headquarters: You know that you are drawing near when you travel north on Ocotillo Road out of Benson, Ariz., and you see the Headquarters for Books About the Southwest sign at 700 Singing Wind Road. About a half mile drive down the dirt road is the Singing Wind Bookshop. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
The Bell: The bell and sign still stand in front of the bookshop. Today, the shop is manned by employees and volunteers so you probably won’t need to ring the bell for service. The old worn sign and bell are reminders of operation over 40 years ago when Winifred
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, is home to one of the best gun clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club, a 501.c4 nonprofit. If you are ambitious, you can drive up to the Whittington Center but that is hours away.
Here at home you can find two full archery ranges, a rifle range with sheltered benchrests and targets ranging out to 300 yards, trap, skeet, and both indoor and outdoor pistol ranges.
The club also has a clubhouse used for meetings and training sessions. Not to mention, you can also find over a thousand outgoing club members
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The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.
First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?
Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why have they not
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Los Alamos MainStreet News:
Los Alamos MainStreet would like to advise the public and businesses that Central Avenue, between 4th Street and Oppenheimer will be closed approximately 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in preparation for the Holiday Lights Parade, which runs 6-7 p.m.
Beginning at 4 p.m., Los Alamos County also will be blocking parallel parking spaces along Central Avenue.
To accommodate parade staging, the three southernmost rows of the County Municipal Building parking lot will be unavailable beginning Saturday morning. Those coming downtown on Saturday for other
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There is a water main break in the road on Ridgeway in the Denver Steels area. Department of Public Utilities crews are setting up traffic control devices.
Ridgeway Drive will be closed to through traffic while repairs are completed.
Residents will be allowed access to and from their homes. No disruption to water services are expected.
Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by mid-afternoon today.
Direct questions to the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333.
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Thirty-one musicians in four student-combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project will perform 7-9 p.m. today at Pig+Fig in White Rock on Sherwood Blvd. Everyone is invited so bring the family to Pig+Fig and enjoy a fantastic dinner and incredible desserts all while listening to jazz performed by talented young musicians. Courtesy photo
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The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico’s Transgender 101 presentation set for today, Monday, Dec. 2 and the Transgender 201 presentation set for Tuesday, Dec. 3 have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Presentations will be rescheduled in the spring with information released to the public once dates are set.
LAPS apologizes for any inconvenience.
Direct questions to Kristine Coblentz at 505.663.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The United Church Thrift Shop holds its annual Everything Christmas sale Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/United Church
UNITED CHURCH News:
This week marks the annual, Everything Christmas sale for the United Church Thrift Shop.
The event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 2525 Canyon Road.
The many volunteers have collected items throughout the year, and hope to have the exact item you have been have been searching for this holiday season.
Norma Puckett is one of those volunteers and knows it takes a village or in this case an army, to accomplish such a monumental task.
Rev. Deb Worley Officially Installed As Pastor Of White Rock Presbyterian Church During Special Ceremony
Sometimes you witness a moment that leaves an imprint on you. Sometimes that imprint can be a life changing moment.
One of those moments took place today at the official installation ceremony for the Rev. Deb Worley of the White Rock Presbyterian
Kiwanians and Key Clubbers preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo
The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The Los Alamos Flute Choir is schduled at 9 a.m. to perform a special program of Christmas Carols. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to attend the breakfast and children can have their picture taken with him.
The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.
Food collected will