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How you can help local organizations on #GivingTuesday

Posted at 6:03 AM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 08:08:00-05

Although Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you might want to keep your wallet near you this #GivingTuesday.

It's an annual movement that started in 2012 described as a "global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration". 

It's a good way to get into the spirit of holiday giving!

Many local organizations are asking for your donation to support their missions.

Here's a list of some that are participating:

  • Arts Alliances Tulsa 
    • Helps support 40 arts organizations including Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Symphony and Chamber Music Tulsa
  • A New Leaf
    • Provides individuals with developmental disabilities with employment and residential services
  • City Year Tulsa
    •  Partners with high-poverty and urban public schools to improve academics
  • Gatesway Foundation
    • Provides employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • River Parks Authority
    • Helps maintain 26 miles of trails and riverfront along the Arkansas River, including Turkey Mountain
  • STEM Shoppe
    • Provides learning tools and school supplies to teachers in Tulsa area
  • Tristesse Grief Center
    • Provides grief counseling to people in the wake of loss
  • Tulsa Global Alliance
    • Promotes study abroad programs and international relations through partnerships with other countries

Just make sure the organizations you're giving to are reputable ones. This time of year can be a tricky one with online scammers.

One website that could help you is Charity Navigator.

Also, your donation on Facebook could be matched this #GivingTuesday. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits.

They will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button. For more information, click here.

The match will be begin at 7 a.m. CT.

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