Published: Wed, November 29, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Local organizations asking for support on Giving Tuesday

Local organizations asking for support on Giving Tuesday

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it's easy to feel like all your shopping is done. Americans are asked to dig deep and donate to their favorite charities.

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.

Giving Tuesday was conceptualized and launched in 2012 at the 92nd Street Y as a way to kick off the charitable season.

"What's unique about Tuesday is they can give anyway they want to", Zurbrugg said.

The event started in 2012, and a year ago a record $180 million was donated in just 24 hours.

One way to do so is through the Carroll County Times' Holiday Hope campaign, which is now in its 19th year.

The website features a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more ways to donate to your community. This year, we've set our goal at $110,000 by Christmas for five local nonprofits: Access Carroll, Carroll Hospice, Human Services Programs' Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Food Sunday and The Shepherd's Staff.

He says it's best to support local, established charities and always document your donations. PAWS kittens will also be available for individual cuddle sessions for a $10 suggested donation.

While there are many worthy causes and charities that a person can donate to, it is important that you know where your money is going. There is no risk and it will never cost you more than buying from the official retailer. We're given it to share with other people.

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