Many of you may have spent your Thanksgiving weekend
looking for the best deals to give to your loved ones
this holiday season.
is a day set aside to give back to the community.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now to explain.
Mike and Martha,
It's a national campaign that serves as a friendly
reminder that the holiday isn't just about spending
money and buying gifts.
And local charities are hoping your small donation.
can make a big difference in the community.
It's been a weekend of searching for the best deals
both online and in-store
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....but as shopping weekend winds down.
local non-profit organizations want to remind people
of another special day coming up on Tuesday.
Now that you've spent some money on gifts and things
like that, let's remember the non-profits and give.
As part of Giving Tuesday.
the Great Rivers United Way is hoping folks can donate
to purchase 100 copies of a book that helps parents
and caregivers become better teachers.
We have an early childhood colaborative that's been
working together to try and emphasize the importance
of early childhood and early literacy.
This is just carrying on that theme, and trying to
get this in the hands of caregivers that are working
And the giving can now be done through a texting campaign.
If you were to text the number 4-Tuesday, so the number
4, write out the word Tuesday, and then you use the
number 41444, so that will get you to United Way's
mobile giving site.
Catholic Charities is promoting it's camapaign this
aimed to raise 5-thousand dollars to help their homeless
including the Franciscan Hospitality House.
and the Warming Shelter.
We try to catch the people before they become homeless,
and if they are homeless, to help them in that moment.
Local organizations say it doesn't matter who you
as long as you take time.
to give back.
Giving Tuesday is that opportunity to give to others
that you probably don't see, don't know.
You think they don't exist, but they are in the midst
of our community.
It's a wonderful opportunity to give from your heart
and to give from your soul.
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Catholic Charities also has a texting campaign for
Giving Tuesday tomorrow.
Text the number that you see on your screen with the
dollar amount you wish to send.
and they will send you information in order to properly
There are many organization in our area that are also
having Giving Tuesday campaigns tomorrow.
Those organizations include.
but are not limited to.
Habitat for Humanity.
as well as the Pump House.