Aussies looking to donate to charity

By Mozo ·

The credit crisis rumbles on but kind-hearted Aussies are still looking to do their bit for the greater good.

A number of charities across the country have seen an increase in levels of donations, a Sunday Telegraph article reveals, in spite of the economic turmoil.

"Statistics show that even during times of recession and hardship, the level of giving amongst the general population remains relatively strong," Jeremy Bradshaw, editor of Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia magazine, states.

Meanwhile, Paige Gibbs, fundraising executive manager for the RSPCA, points out that a number of donors have handed the money received from the government’s financial stimulus package directly to the charity.

Aussies are also looking to make regular donations to charities such as the Salvation Army by using a credit card or bank transfer scheme.

However, those looking for the best plastic with which to give to charity may first want to compare credit cards in order to secure a competitive deal.

Earlier this month, National Consumer Fraud Week took place where Queensland police reminded people of the importance of keeping their credit card details and all other personal info safe.

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