Area non-profits hoping for help this ‘Giving Tuesday’

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Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 3:46 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - As we shift away from the season’s big shopping days, area non-profits need your help during this season of giving.

This Tuesday is “Giving Tuesday”, a day many organizations look forward to every year.

“Giving Tuesday” was actually created to promote charitable acts of giving. It was thought to be a good time for the day to be after people spend billions of dollars over Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend.

It’s a good way to give non-profits an extra boost right before Christmas.

Last year, Adobe analytics found consumers to have spent $5.1 billion during Black Friday and around $12.7 billion on Cyber Monday.

There are plenty of local places asking for your help this Giving Tuesday, from United Caring Services, Feed Evansville, The Arc of Evansville and so many more.

One of those is Ark Crisis Children’s Center. They rely on donations to provide children with an emergency safe haven.

Its executive director praised the community’s generosity and asked the public for its support once again.

“It puts people in the right mindset to give, instead of just receive. And keeping in mind the non-profits that do great work throughout the year who can really benefit from a generous gift on Giving Tuesday and towards the end of the year is something we look forward to,” said Ark Crisis Child Care Center Executive Director Angie Richards Cheek.

Click here if you would like to donate to Ark’s crisis child care program.

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