FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Three years ago, a YMCA in New York City organized a national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following the major shopping days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
The idea is simple, families, communities and businesses are asked to come together to give more and then encourage others. In just three years, #GivingTuesday has grown to include more than 15,000 officials partners.
The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana reminds everyone to make sure the charities they choose are trustworthy. Check out a full listing of local BBB accredited charities at the BBB’s website here or search for a national charity at www.give.org. You can also check out the #GivingTuesday website here.