This is a great question.
Tithing is not about religion.....tithing is biblical. God has provided all things for us while we are temporarily here on earth. And, everything we have is God's and not ours. The scriptures say that we should tithe the first 10 % of
"all our increase" (which means all our income). And, we are to tithe that money to the place we go to worship our Lord. For me, that is Calvary Chapel, and I know that in our church, all the tithes from our church family are used to help any church members who are going through hardships, for the homeless, for the poor.....Calvary reaches out and serves our community with love, the way that Jesus wants us to. We also use tithes to hold a bible study and back yard barbecue at our church every Friday afternoon, and in the summer, every Sunday evening.....both of these are outreaches to our community.