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Charity groups to increase aid

Lack of donations in tight economy fuels philanthropy

By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / November 25, 2008

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With a triple threat of increased fuel and food costs and the mortgage crisis in full play this winter, four philanthropic foundations are giving a combined $1.1 million to food banks, fuel assistance programs, and other nonprofit organizations, helping to bridge the gap in shrinking donations this holiday season. (Full article: 463 words)

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