After Days Of Shopping, 'Giving Tuesday' Is A Way To Give Back

Kelley Robertson
November 29, 2017

With that in mind, several charities started Giving Tuesday to follow the busy shopping weekend after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday).

By providing lists of charities accepting donations and creating awareness on every social media platform out there, Giving Tuesday makes giving back easier than ever. Established in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a national initiative for charitable giving. This group of people is often classified as lazy, selfish and entitled, but apparently, this population has a big heart when it comes to charitable giving.

The website features a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more ways to donate to your community. Donations also can take longer to process and be received when given via text message.

Goodworld is the leading fundraising resource for donations on Facebook, Twitter, and online.

The Press-Republican has always recommended donating to local charities and nonprofits, which usually have lower overhead and administrative costs and get more of the money directly to those in need. GiveWell doesn't charge any administrative fees, but donations made by credit card are subject to a 2.15 percent processing fee, plus an additional $0.28 per transaction. BBB also says to watch out for name similarity of charities to avoid mistaken identity and giving to the wrong fund.

· Choose charities that disclose information. So you're saving while your donating!

Zurbgrugg said in IL, a website has gone up that allows donors to give to their favorite nonprofit or charity organization online at, and promoted on social media using the hashtag #ilgive.

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