Mounting economic worries haven't stopped Americans from donating to charities. Charitable giving hit a record in 2007, topping $300 billion for the first time, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Giving to charities increased steadily in the past decade, though lately the pace of growth has slowed. The latest figures show an increase of only 3.9 percent over 2006, compared to spikes of roughly 10 percent and 13 percent in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
Even I have contributed more cash to charity so far this year than I have in years past. This FoxNews reprint of a Wall Street Journal story warms my heart and makes me continue to be proud of my country--unlike the aforementioned Madame Obama.