Toronto Zoo

Teen philanthropy increases

According to a 2008 survey by Mackenzie Investments:

93% of teens aged 13 to 19 having been involved in philanthropic activity.

Two-thirds of teens aged 13 to 19 have donated their own money to charity (that jumps to 70 per cent of older teens aged 16-19 years old).

One-third of teens surveyed say they get that money from having a part-time job.

22% use part of their allowance, and 16% ask their parents for extra money to donate.

When it comes to fundraising for charity, through which on average teens say they are raising $516 per year, one quarter (24 per cent) have raised donations by fundraising on their own, outside of the school or a group they belong to.