The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. This day began in 2012 and has been gaining popularity ever since.
The Salvation Army says giving Tuesday is important because the money raised goes to keeping up with daily operating costs. Major Bradley Caldwell with the Salvation Army said, “Giving Tuesday also gives a chance to support those invisible needs like putting the lights on, getting the food on the table, stocking the food pantry, paying for the case worker. People kind of like to want to buy something like a computer or stove or a building and we need to pay for those things that are hidden, that aren’t so easily recognized.”
Giving to the Salvation Army is as easy as dropping a few dollars in the red kettles outside of your local grocery store or you can go online to Salvationarmyusa.org.