How Charitable Is Massachusetts?
It's Giving Tuesday, but just how much giving is really going on in Massachusetts?
Seems both Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among the least charitable states in the nation according to Wallethub.com.
They ranked the states based on charitable donations as well as volunteerism and New England doesn't fair that great.
Connecticut was the most charitable state in our region at #11 and New Hampshire was close behind at #13.
Maine is the next New England state to show up, well behind at #27, then Vermont at #33, Massachusetts at #35 and sadly Rhode Island way at the bottom at #49. (only Hawaii is less charitable than the Ocean State.)
Oddly, even though Massachusetts and Rhode Island don't rank very high overall, they do do a few things right.
Massachusetts is #3 among states with the most charities per capita (meaning plenty of places that could use your donation) and Rhode Island is tied for #4 among states with the highest percentage of population who donate.
Still both states rank near the very bottom when it comes to volunteering and food collection and distribution, leaving them both near the bottom of the pack overall.