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Giving Tuesday: Give Back During the Holiday Season

Friends of the Somerville Public Library and other Massachusetts non-profits, businesses and institutions are participating in Giving Tuesday.

 

We've had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season?

A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. There's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet for Giving Tuesday.

The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations."

A number of Massachusetts non-profits, businesses, organizations and institutions are participating, such as Boston Children's Hospital and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston.

Here in Somerville, Friends of the Somerville Public Library are part of the initiative. Nearby, the Brattle Film Foundation, which supports Harvard Square's Brattle Theatre, is also participating.

The effort includes the Twitter hashtag #GivingTuesday, designed to help spread the word.


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