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12/20/2010 10:28 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 8 Most Charitable U.S. Cities During The Holiday Season

It could be the overall message of giving that spices up the Holiday season, but Americans seem to catch the giving bug more during the holidays than any other time of year.

Causes.com, a company dedicated to social activism, released results from an online survey conducted this month by Harris Interactive showing that out of the overall 85 percent of Americans who donate to good causes, 34 percent of these individuals are more likely to make spirits bright through charitable giving from the month of November to the end of December.

To cater to this trend, Causes created "Holiday Wish" -- a program that grants visitors the opportunity to receive donations for charities instead of gifts. Donations on the web site have increased 42 percent this holiday season.

Based on Causes.com's study results, here are the top eight cities with the highest increases in donations during this season versus the rest of the year. Vote on your top pick.

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Top U.S. Cities that Made Donations During the Holiday Season
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Top U.S. Cities that Made Donations During the Holiday Season