We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

I’ve had the radio on this morning listening to the many suggestions of places in my area that could use some financial help. I wish I could give to them all as they are all organizations that HELP people or animals. There are organizations as big as the Red Cross and United Way and small groups like the local women’s shelter where abused women and children can find safety (often with only the clothes they have on).

Please take a minute to assess your own situation. Think about how much you really do have, then make a pledge to share some of it, even a $5.00 bill can help the local food pantry. I’m sure you have regular places you donate. I challenge you to pick at least one other organization to give to for the benefit of others. We can all give up one trip to the ice cream stand, or one order of chicken wings during the next year in order to help another in a time of need.

Thank You for helping on Giving Tuesday.