(RNN) - After shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, hopefully you’ve got a little money left in your budget for Giving Tuesday.
#GivingTuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a way for folks to donate to charities and non profits as people focus on their end-of-year giving after the weekend of consumerism.
If money is a little tight and you want to donate time other than money, the website can help individuals find volunteer opportunities.
Once you’ve you donated, they encourage you to post your donation on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
If you have any questions how your donations are used, visit Charity Navigator. They examine financial records and rate groups.