Buckeyes are leading the way in demonstrating their commitment to charitable causes.
Ohio was recently named the fifth most charitable state in the Union based on a study of 19 different indicators of charitable behavior by financial adviser, WalletHub.
States ranking above Ohio were Minnesota, Utah, Maryland and Oregon. States at the bottom of the study were Arizona, which was ranked as the least charitable, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada and Rhode Island.
The rankings evaluated multiple sets of national data that would indicate both charitable giving and volunteer service levels.
Ohio ranked first in the share of the population collecting and distributing clothes, and third in the nation in the percent of population collecting and distributing food. It ranked second in the number of schools requiring community service for high school graduation. Ohio ranked 11th in food banks per capita.
Additional details about the study can be found at https://wallethub.com/edu/most-and-least-charitable-states/8555/#