In GA at least, federal shutdown had little impact on the charitable contributions of government workers, and one area United Way even set new record.
"Despite the government screeching to a halt this fall, many federal workers and contractors didn’t stop giving to area charitable campaigns. Worries that the 16-day federal government shutdown would threaten donations to the annual United Way of the CSRA campaign were unwarranted, said Rina Powell, the senior director of resource development for the United Way of the CSRA. Although some campaigns coincided with the October shutdown when many workers were furloughed, most of the United Way’s largest workplace contributors met their goals." -- Meg Mirshak, the Augusta (GA) Chronicle