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Many businesses around Indianapolis are making it easy for you to get in the holiday spirit of giving. After all the online shopping this “Cyber Monday” comes tomorrow’s “Giving Tuesday.” Many are offering special charity options.

Here’s a list:

  • Arts for Learning, which is the Indiana affiliate of Young Audiences, is using donations to pay for art workshops for kids in state juvenile justice facilities. The organization is the voice of arts in schools and communities.
  • The Humane Society of Indianapolis wants donations to help pay for immunizations of the animals at the facility.
  • Dress for Success-Indianapolis is looking for closed-toe shoes for women in need.
  • Colts owner Jim Irsay has kicked off giving to the United Way of Central Indiana this season but he wants you to join him and a local bank is meeting the challenge. So, the United Way of Central Indiana is looking for donations that will be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match from the National Bank of Indianapolis.

#GivingTuesday, as it appears in Twitter hashtag, was launched two years ago by New York City’s 92nd Street YMCA through their partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Their goal was to offer an alternative to consumerism by using the power of social media to promote giving back.

What charities do you care about? They likely could use your help during this yearly charitable event that is now observed around the globe.


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