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Old-line charities feel pinch of Marathon giving

Many area donors focus on victims of attacks

When word came that the Walk for Hunger, a powerhouse fund-raising event held last week for Project Bread, had fallen well short of its goal, the nonprofit community took quick notice. With its own charity walk coming up, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts quickly sent out an urgent e-mail to a few thousand supporters.

“Please Don’t Let This Happen To Us!” it urged in capital letters.

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