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Posted by Amanda Hicks on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 10:55am.

The holidays are all about being kind and generous. This Thursday we will celebrate things we have and are thankful for with our friends and family. Ironically, the next day we'll run to the store and grab everything we can on Black Friday, or some of us who don't want to race the crowd will wait until Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a movement to bring us back in the spirit of gratitude and giving after we've gone on a crazed shopping spree. 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving powered by social media (hence the hashtag). It starts the charitable season when many focus on who they want to help before the year ends. To participate, all you have to do is go to givingtuesday.org and you can find local organizations like non-profits and schools participating, read about them, and decide if you'd like to donate. When you choose the one or more that you want to help, just click on their website and donate on their platform. Afterward, share on social media who you've donated to using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and encourage others to do the same. 

To browse local organizations in your area, click here. However, it is best to check the list and donate on actual Giving Tuesday, the 28th, as more organizations are currently being added to the list. 

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