Every year, Thanksgiving is followed by Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year. Back in 2010, an emphasis was put on Americans spending more money in their communities by shopping local and "Shop Local Saturday" was created. A couple years later in 2012, a New York City nonprofit created "Giving Tuesday" with the spirit of encouraging Americans to do good during the holiday season. Now, Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement with over 80 countries participating. Last year people opened their hearts and wallets to donate almost $2.5 billion to charities in the US alone, according to the Giving Tuesday website.

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Now Giving Tuesday is finally here and there are so many wonderful charities right here in the Borderland who could use your help. While there are endless charities that can use funds, here are just a few of the charities I know and love that you can donate to.

If you can't donate money to these wonderful causes, you can also give back by giving your time. Volunteering is another wonderful way to support Giving Tuesday this year.

Laws For Paws

El Paso Pug Rescue

Animal Rescue League

Child Crisis Center

El Paso Center For Children

HerPantry

ACTion Program For Animals

Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter

Annunciation House

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso

Borderland Rainbow Center

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank

Hospice El Paso

La Posada Home

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue

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