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Del. Charities Say Donations Are Down This Year

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Representatives of several Delaware charities say donations are down as they enter their busiest time of the year because donors are still worried about the economy.

The Rev. Tom Laymon is executive director of the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington. He said that cash donations were down about 30 percent in October compared to last year.

That's a difference of about $100,000.

Maj. John Fox, who coordinates the Salvation Army's Red Kettle fundraising campaign, said giving seems down a little so far this year. But he said it's too early to tell whether the trend will continue throughout the campaign, which runs through Christmas Eve.

John Gardner who is interim executive director for AIDS Delaware, said he's also seen fundraising events fall short this year.



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