GivingTuesday offers charitable conclusion to nationwide shopping weekend

After the record-breaking holiday shopping spree that was Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, people across the country are partaking in a day of generosity: GivingTuesday.

The holiday was created in 2012, according to its namesake organization, and the wave of generosity has spread from New York City to the rest of the U.S.

KSTP and the Salvation Army are offering one way to give through the Stuff the Sleigh campaign, an effort to help kids in all age groups this holiday season. Although GivingTuesday is specific to Nov. 29, people can donate to Stuff the Sleigh through Dec. 9.

GivingTuesday says people can also donate things that don’t cost any money: time, kindness, leadership, special skills, gratitude, life-saving blood, or their voice.

If you still aren’t sure where to funnel your resources this GivingTuesday, Charity Navigator has a search tool that helps people find causes that align with their passions.

Minnesotans also celebrated Give to the Max Day earlier this month, an event that provides millions of dollars to local nonprofits and schools.

This year, over $34 million was raised for thousands of organizations.

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