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News: How Are You Giving Back Today?

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). (source Wikipedia)

Doing good is its own reward, but the tax breaks are a pretty great incentive as well. Today is the day charitable donations kick into high gear. “Giving Tuesday,” is a day of giving back on a grand scale. No matter how small the donation the total one-day donation total usually raise about $300 million per year. So if you’re in the Giving Spirit”, go ahead and make your donation now. See below for some of our favorite charities. 

The Children’s Inn at NIH            Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

 The Butterfli Wings Foundation             My Sister’s Keeper             Wounded Warriors           

 

 

 

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