How to help on Giving Tuesday in Las Vegas

Randall Craig
November 29, 2017

The holiday was created in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to offset the scramble to snap up deals post-Thanksgiving.

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in NY, strategically scheduled for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and right after the official start of the Christmas shopping season.

The idea, which caught fire and is still burning strong, was to inspire people to give to charities during the holiday season. The special Giving Tuesday activities include the ability for companies to reserve time for employees to spend with Mud Bay kitten ambassadors for a $100 suggested donation. In addition, locals participating in the #MyGivingStory contest through sharing a story about how an organization impacts the community positively can help that chosen non-profit can win a grand prize of $10,000. But how do you get involved and ensure your donations go the farthest? "Just anything that somebody would like to give, it really adds up".

Make sure any website you are donating on has the "http" in the address to help keep your credit card information secure. And the way to cut out paid fundraisers, simply donate directly to the charity. "But, more importantly, they're modeling wise giving habits better than any other generation".

But these are by no means the only local charities or nonprofits worth supporting.

Taylor thinks the survey results reflect a time of declining trust and urged charities to be open about how their funding is used. Donating to a charity is voluntary and it is rare you should need to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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