After Cyber Monday, a new trend emerged this year: Giving Tuesday. It served to invigorate the giving spirit that comes with the Christmas season by urging people to donate to their charities in hopes of seeing a surge of activity like shoppers on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
In an effort to continue the donations, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits started a campaign to make December 6 Georgia Gives Day. In November, Governor Deal declared the day an inaugural statewide day of giving. The day before, December 5th, Gov. Deal took to YouTube with the First Lady, Sandra Deal, to garner more support for Georgia Gives Day.
On the Georgia Gives Day website, you can type in your zip code to see local charities closest to you to provide the greatest local impact, or you can search by cause to narrow-down where you'd like to send your donation.
The homepage also features a total of all donations received through the Center for Nonprofits, and as of noon, they say they have raised over $500,000 for the charities they represent.
With the fiscal cliff looming, Georgia charities are also bracing for the impact of whatever deal may be struck, as 13WMAZ's Judy Le reported.
You can follow Georgia Giving Day on Twitter: @GAGives and with the hashtag #GAgivesday
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