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Charities Encourage '#GivingTuesday'

Groups hope to create a season of thanks through giving.

 After the spending binges brought about by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, charities around the country created #GivingTuesday to encourage acts of giving.

Locally, Walt Whitman Shops is participating by collecting donations at its guest services desk. Many national organizations with local representation, including the Salvation Army, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Special Olympics and others are participating.

Some projects are targeting Hurricane Sandy relief this year while others are focused on other needs.

Do you plan to participate by donating on Tuesday? Tell us in the comments.

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