Giving Tuesday seeks to help local charities

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Miltimedia Journalist - Julie Collins

PADUCAH - On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to supporting charities worldwide.

The movement started only two years ago and promotes "personal philanthropy". More than eight-thousand non-profits nationwide have joined the group, "#GivingTuesday," soliciting year-end donations.

The folks at Lourdes Hospital participated in the event hoping to push themselves over their goal of 7 million dollars for a new 10,000-square-foot inpatient hospice facility.

"We don't have anything like this in our community so we're really excited to bring this to McCracken county and the community," says Lourdes Chief Philanthropy officer Tara Miller. "It will give families options when their loved one is reaching the end of the road."

#GivingTuesday also seeks to stimulate gifts of time and attention as well as money and perhaps the best thing about #GivingTuesday, unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you won't miss out on anything if you didn't give today. Your favorite charities will be more than happy to accept your donations on Wednesday or any other time.

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