From the introduction: "What is happening to the motives and attitudes of givers? Patterns of giving are changing. Shifts are occurring in the givers' choices among three chief almoners-- the church, government, and voluntary agencies. Religion, the mother of charities, has not suffered the eclipse predicted by some earlier observers, but how much is giving now affected by religious sanctions or the hope of heaven? Do givers approve the expansion of governmental welfare services? Is their interest in voluntary giving falling off because giving goes not to service agencies, or to a fund-raising agency for service agencies, with fewer and remoter contacts with the people who need help?"
F. EMERSON ANDREWS was director of the Foundation Library Center.