The [[United States]] is by far the most charitable nation in the world, as a percentage of its [[GDP]] and in absolute terms.
[[Image:Bouguereau Charity.jpg|thumb|Charity / [[Adolphe William Bouguereau|Bouguereau]]]]
'''Charity''' means generosity, typically in a helpful way to those in greater need.
It also has special religious connotations.
*''Charity'' is the giving of time or resources without the expectation of Earthly reward.<ref>http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charity</ref>