Study Shows Texas is One of the Least Charitable States in U.S.

DALLAS - This time of year is filled with days dedicated to buying; Black Friday and now Cyber Monday. But another holiday tradition has staked its claim on another day of the week.

Giving Tuesday is entering its fifth year of celebrating charity during the holiday season. One of the local non-profits participating in the global celebration is the SPCA of Texas. Maura Davies, Vice President of communications for SPCA of Texas, is hoping to reap the benefits of another charity season, “Our mission is to provide exceptional care and a loving home to all animals and when people give to the SPCA of Texas they can have the assurance that their gifts are being used wisely.”

But will Texans be in a giving mood? According to a recent study, the answer is no.

Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked the Lone Star State 48th in the country when it comes to charity and time spent volunteering. The only states that scored worse were California and Arizona.

The study measured things like volunteer rate and percentage of income donated. Texas also ranked 47th in the number of charities per capita. The state that came in number one on the list? Utah.

Overall the world giving index ranks the United States as the second most generous country in the world.

So Texas lets show the rest of the country and the world that our hearts and pockets are as big as our state. It's something the SPCA and other charities are depending on.

If you’d like to contribute specifically to the SPCA of Texas you can visit spca.org/givingtuesday or find the charities nearest you at www.givingtuesday.org