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Donations to charitable organizations encouraged on 'Giving Tuesday'

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Faye Gross | 30 November, 2017, 13:17

Then came "Cyber Monday", online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy. Now, it's time for Giving Tuesday.

The holiday was created in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to offset the scramble to snap up deals post-Thanksgiving.

"When this started out a couple years ago we were pretty skeptical about it", admitted Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Senior Vice President of Development for Habitat for Humanity. Many national groups are involved in Giving Tuesday, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Planned Parenthood and more.

Those who take part in Giving Tuesday are also encouraged to share their generosity on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global online giving campaign driven by social media. And the donations from millennials help millions of people.

"Our annual giving is growing [as a result of the campaign] but it's also becoming globalized".

There are 240 organizations verified through Giving Tuesday in Nevada locals can donate to. People also donate time, clothes, food, and other resources on #GivingTuesday - in fact, enough toys were collected previous year to break a Guinness world record, and someone even received a kidney thanks to a donor registration drive orchestrated during #GivingTuesday.

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