#GivingTuesday encourages giving to local charities today

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Nov. 28, on what we think of as the "other" Tuesday in November, millions around the country will come together to celebrate a charitable tradition.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving, according to its website.

Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

The following Bakersfield organizations are taking part in #GivingTuesday

Bakersfield Homeless Center

Boys & Girls Club of Kern County

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

Dress for Success Bakersfield

Houchin Blood Bank

Magdalene Hope

Marley's Mutts

The Cat People

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Is your nonprofit or charitable organization taking part in #Giving Tuesday? Let us know and we will add you to the list. 

You can also find other organizations participating near you by entering your city and state at this link.

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