'Giving Tuesday' Puts the Heart Back in the Holidays

The turkey was barely cold on the table when millions of Americans transitioned into full-blown shopping mode.

They scrambled to snatch up deals on Black Friday and then shop by the droves online during Cyber Monday.

Now there's a new day: Giving Tuesday. The goal is simple; after four days of holiday shopping, the day encourages people to give back.

The Christian humanitarian organization World Vision is one of nearly 2,000 organizations around the country challenging Americans to take part.

"Giving Tuesday is intended to open the holiday season on a philanthropic note and put heart back into the holidays," said Sarah Renusch, director of World Vision's Gift Catalog, in a news release.

"World Vision knows not everyone is able to take off work to physically volunteer, but we still are encouraging volunteers to give virtually by donating food, clothing, and a number of life-changing gifts online through World Vision," she said.

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Mark Martin
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