A study released Monday examined what towns are most giving, ranking towns zipcode by zipcode across the United States.
Some Patch readers have implied there's more generousity, more being donated than is represented by the study's look at contributions of cold, hard cash.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's study found that local towns of Commack, Kings Park, Hauppauge and Smithtown donate $10.2 to $23.5 million per year to local nonprofits.
But we can't help but question if that's really the only way residents are giving to their communities.
So we'd like to ask, How do you give back to your community? Do you open your wallets to give cold, hard cash to nonprofits or are you more likely to support a high school varsity team's car wash?
Or do you give back to the community by offering your time and skills, rather than monetary donations?
Tell us in the comments below, you never know - you might inspire others.