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Giving Season

Posted on December 9, 2016

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Giving makes us feel better than receiving during the holidays, a new survey shows. The non-profit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society commissioned a survey, and found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (90%) say they believe the true meaning of the holidays is to help others and 87% say they wish they could do more to help others in need.

Eight in ten (82%) adults feel the spirit of the holidays has become lost in the commercialization. The survey, Gifts That Matter Most, revealed more than two in three adults (68%)– and three in four women (74%) – say that holiday shopping is stressful. This nationwide survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by Russell Research reveals that nearly two-thirds of adults (63%) often feel pressure to find the "perfect gift."

However, there is a silver lining, as four-fifths (81%) of adults surveyed say the holidays put them in a giving spirit. The majority of adults (90%) prefer giving a gift that helps others rather than receiving one. Further, five in six adults (85%) believe donating to a charity has more of an impact than a material gift.

The survey found that five in six adults (84%) say charity donations are simple and time saving, while three in five adults (59%) say donating can take the stress out of holiday shopping. All of which validates the old saying tis better to give than to receive.

Help WVCCU give back this holiday season by nominating your Christmas hero, tell us their story and we are choosing 12 deserving heroes to receive a holiday dinner.

Nominate your Christmas Hero at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChristmasHero2016