God is the Only One Who Guides
[2:272] You are not responsible for guiding anyone. GOD is the only one who guides whoever chooses (to be guided). Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of GOD. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice.
[2:273] Charity shall go to the poor who are suffering in the cause of GOD, and cannot emigrate. The unaware may think that they are rich, due to their dignity. But you can recognize them by certain signs; they never beg from the people persistently. Whatever charity you give, GOD is fully aware thereof.
[2:274] Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. 

Making A Difference: The World of Giving – US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row! – Huffington Post


For the calendar year 2013, the just-released numbers indicate that contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests totaled $335.17 billion. Americans continue to be seen as the most generous people in the world. Did you know that giving by individuals – people like you and me – account for more than 80% of all donations made in 2013 (including bequests)? And this is not unique to last year, but has been the trend for many years, even throughout the recent economic recession.

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