How to help local charities on Giving Tuesday, a day of "radical generosity"

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(WWJ) The tenth annual Giving Tuesday will be celebrated across metro Detroit and the world this Tuesday.

Dubbed a global movement of "radical generosity,” Giving Tuesday is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It encourages people to help their neighbors and their communities by donating their time, money, or simple acts of kindness.

With so many important causes in metro Detroit and elsewhere, it can be hard to know where to start.

Share Detroit is a database of nearly 250 nonprofits that are either based in or support metro Detroit. It also allows you to search for charities in line with your interests and values.

The database categorizes the local nonprofits by causes ranging from Cancer, Human Services, Animals, Military, Brain Injury, Environment, and much more.

If money is tight; it also offers suggestions to help by using your talents including tutoring, helping counseling centers answer phones, serving as a volunteer social media manager for a nonprofit, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army etc. See the full list here.

For virtual volunteer opportunities, click here.

Giving Tuesday raised a total of $2.5 billion in funds for nonprofits nationwide in 2020, according to its official website. It’s celebrated in at least 80 countries with 300 community campaigns in the United States alone.

While it's officially celebrated this coming Tuesday, the campaign urges you to find a way to make every Tuesday a day of generosity and kindness.

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