#GivingTuesday encourages you to give to local charities ahead of holiday season

Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 06:45:59-05

Unlike Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday where you focus on snagging the best deals for yourself or family and friends, #GivingTuesday is about giving back to your favorite charity.

There are charities all over the world you can give back to. The #GivingTuesday website allows you to find those right in your own city. To find charities near you, click here.

If you want to make sure your money will be spent wisely the Florida Department of Agriculture has a 'Check-A-Charity' section on their website.

All you have to do is type in the organization's complete or partial name and click the "Search" button. You'll then see the financial information reported to the department. To check the charity you want to donate to, click here.