#GivingTuesday promotes giving back for second year

Posted on: 8:12 am, December 3, 2013, by

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(KTVI) – You’ve done you’re Black Friday shopping and probably jumped online for a Cyber Monday deal or two.  But today is a day to give back  – It’s “#Giving Tuesday.” 

The goal is for consumers to forget the stores for one day and help non-profit organizations and charities instead.

This is the second year for “Giving Tuesday”  Last year, participating charities saw a 53 percent increase in online donations. 

Beginning at 9 a.m. on the Giving Tuesday Google+ page, the Hangout-a-thon will highlight organizations working on topics ranging from veterans’ issues to providing relief in the Philippines.  Some exciting celebrity guests, such as Jennifer Garner, Chris Daughtry and Sophia Bush, will be joining the Hangout-a-thon to talk about the causes they’re supporting this holiday season. 

The St. Louis Business Journal has put together a list of local charities you can donate to.  

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/feature/giving-guide.html