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

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Patti Kilvack of Canadian Blood Services in the Kelowna said Giving Tuesday was a flawless day to remind people of their ability to give blood, something in desperate need at this time of the year, especially immediately after Christmas and New Year's on December 26 and January 1.

Giving Tuesday, entering its sixth year, has become a well-known initiative, encouraging people to donate their time and money to charities. In that spirit, TechCo has made a decision to showcase a few charitable startups that will make your holiday season that much brighter.

Follow this link, to find a portal that allows you to search for organizations participating in the challenge in your community. Many national groups are involved in Giving Tuesday, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Planned Parenthood and more. This online professional network pairs young professionals at partner corporations with nonprofits seeking associate board members.

The match for donations on Facebook will begin at 8 a.m.

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To take part in Giving Tuesday, all you need to do is pick a charity you trust and visit their website to donate. They make hashtag donations on social media possible. Always research to verify that your selected charity operates ethically. It's simple and secure.

Watch out for name similarities. All you have to do is put in your home address, and you'll get a list of organizations for you to choose from. They organize events to let employees volunteer with other people in the startup community to make the world a better place.

It's a global day dedicated to giving back to help an non-profit organization or program.

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