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#GivingTuesday Adds Charity To Check Lists

"Giving Tuesday is one that gives everyone the opportunity to take ownership in helping the ones that are really in need."
"Giving Tuesday is one that gives everyone the opportunity to take ownership in helping the ones that are really in need," Major NJ Pope, Area Commander for Salvation Army said.

After four days of scouring for good deals and hot items, a new social media movement is bringing up the end of the retail holidays, supporting causes not always found on holiday check lists.

"We've been hit by the economy like everyone else has, and we just depend on the community to be support in all that happens," Pope said.

What started in 2012, is now taking off.

Companies, large and small are participating including Tyson Foods, Inc. which is raising money for its charitable hunger relief funds.

The local Salvation Army is another partner, working to get more toys to kids on its Angel Tree.

"There's more than just the children at stake in regards to this because when we give during the Christmas season, we get blessed as well. I truly believe that Giving Tuesday is not just for those that are in need it's for those who need to give," Pope said.

John Brown University and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund are also participating in #GivingTuesday. For more information, check out the movement website here or search #GivingTuesday on Twitter and Facebook.



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