Upstate charities ask you to give locally on Giving Tuesday

In hopes consumers haven’t emptied their pockets on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day charities encourage you to give.

Upstate charities ask you to give to local non profits.
Upstate charities ask you to give to local non profits.

In hopes consumers haven’t emptied their pockets on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day charities encourage you to give.

Giving Tuesday is recognized worldwide, mostly online and on social media.

GivingTuesday.org reported last year more than 700,000 people gave more than $116 million dollars in over 70 countries.

At the Middle Tyger Community Center in Spartanburg County, Executive Director Andrea Moore highlights some of the services her 501c3 offers for the local community,

The center provides free and low cost health, education and family support services no matter your ability to pay. That’s everything from teen pregnancy support and family services to senior services coming soon.

Daycare services help young families go to work and put their children in childcare.

A GED certificate program is also offered at the center for a $25 dollar fee and scholarships are available when students are ready to take the $37 exam.

Also, the nonprofit Girls for STEAM is partnering with Barnes and Noble and Verizon Wireless to give books to Spartanburg schools.

The effort also encourages you to take a photo of yourself involved with the cause you’re supporting.

Post it on social media with the hashtag #Unselfie or #GivingTuesday.

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