Giving Tuesday an opportunity to help others, organizations

The biggest celebration of generosity is today.

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

People take part in Giving Tuesday by giving money, volunteering, paying it forward to others and much more. It’s a chance for nonprofits to highlight their missions, solicit donations and gain new supporters.

News 25 spoke with United Way of South Mississippi to discuss what the day means to the organization.

“We’re proud to be a beneficiary of Giving Tuesday and what that brings to us — you know, Giving Tuesday being a global day of giving,” said Executive Director Kathy Springer. “But right here in South Mississippi, we can whittle that down a bit to our own community. Even if it’s just helping a neighbor or reaching out to an elder, or making someone smile today — that’s what Giving Tuesday is all about.”

You can participate in Giving Tuesday by making a donation to a favorite nonprofit.

WXXV is providing links to some below, but you can check social media if you don’t find your favorite charity here.

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