Communities give back following major shopping days as part of Giving Tuesday

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(WIAT) — After a big shopping weekend with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people around the country are taking the time to give back.

Families, individuals, businesses, and organizations are coming together for Giving Tuesday by raising money and volunteering for different causes.

Giving Tuesday was created by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, according to the Giving Tuesday site. The initiative uses the power of social media to spread the word and get people involved by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.To see a list of participating organizations and businesses near you, click here.

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