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Think, donate local on Giving Tuesday

Think, donate local on Giving Tuesday

This year, Mountain Brook Mayor Stewart Welch made an official proclamation, declaring November 28 as Giving Tuesday Mountain Brook.

The match for donations on Facebook will begin at 8 a.m.

And while giving is important, you should make sure your donations are going to reputable organizations.

Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering once again to support nonprofits nationwide. "What we'll be proving is backpacks which include hotel vouchers, food, clothing, and any kind of care kits that they may need", she says.

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On Kout, you can play free games for a chance to win discounts on your shopping - they have thousands to choose from from your favorite brands. "It's an opportunity to give of your time, to give of your resources, to give of your money just to give a smile to someone else". Check out your charity. Check them out online. PAWS kittens will also be available for individual cuddle sessions for a $10 suggested donation.

WalletHub, which ranks the most and least charitable states (Kentucky comes in near last as the 41st most charitable state), features a Charity Calculator to help you determine the best strategy by analyzing the value of volunteer hours versus working more and giving cash.

What would millennials know about donating to charity? That cuts out the middle man.

Well, according to a new survey from Give.org, millennials are the generation most likely to do background research on charities before donating. Chances are, if there is a cause you want to support, there is a nonprofit in Carroll County doing the work.


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