Today is Giving Tuesday, where we are all encouraged to put the holiday shopping craze on pause for a day, and make a donation to a non-profit that we value.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving -- Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back.

This is the eighth year of Giving Tuesday.

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