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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday - The Beacon


By: Tom

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012, and it is observed on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving. It was instituted as a way to get us all to think about being philanthropic just ahead of the Christmas holiday season.

Your BBB wants those who plan on donating to charitable organizations to be careful when making decisions in your giving. You’ll want to check out charities at the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance’s website for background information regarding any charity. There are a number of “sound alike” charities, and so you’ll want to ensure that your dollars are going to the intended charity. To learn more about Giving Tuesday and your BBB, visit You can always visit as well for information regarding our local charities, and you’ll find a link for BBB Holiday Helper.

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Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.