Obamas Donate to Youth Groups

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Barack and Michelle Obama donated $75,500 last year to 13 organizations that work with youth, according to tax returns released last month by the First Family. Those contributions accounted for about 44 percent of the Obamas’ roughly $170,000 in total donations, according to the cash contribution statement.

The largest contribution to any youth-related group was $25,000 to the United Negro College Fund.

The Obamas gave $5,000 each to:

• The AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families.

• Boys & Girls Club (no specific organization listed).

• American Red Cross.

• Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

• Illinois Head Start Association.

• Midtown Educational Foundation.

• The Rochelle Lee Fund (a literacy program).

• The Christopher House (multiservice agency for low-income children and families).

• The United Way of Galveston.

They also contributed $2,500 to the Book Worm Angels literacy program, $1,000 to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and $2,000 to the National Congress of Black Women, which, among other things, promotes youth civic engagement.