Will Giving Tuesday take off in Kansas City?

The nonprofit community is hoping people will stop shopping today and take a minute to give to their favorite cause. Across the country, organizations will be calling upon their followers to make a contribution, volunteer their time or services as part of Giving Tuesday.

The idea is to launch the charitable giving season in the same way Black Friday launches the shopping season. The difference is that people won’t be asked to line up outside big box stores; instead they’ll be asked to watch for the #Giving Tuesday hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. Charities will also be asking for donations on their websites.

A quick check of Twitter and Facebook Tuesday morning shows several local charities have put out appeals to their supporters.

Let us know if you make a contribution and what local charity you supported.

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