Local Charities Want Your #GiveNNY DonationsPosted: Updated:
As people pack the shops this holiday season, local charities want you to keep them in mind when you open your wallet.
"Many of us have so much already and there's so many in our community who don't have anything at all," said Jennifer Hodge, Volunteer Transportation Center development director.
For the second year in a row, #GiveNNY is back. It's a local campaign for Giving Tuesday that encourages people to give back to their community.
You can donate online at fundly.com/givenny. All of the money donated will be split among 14 different charities, like Hospice of Jefferson County and United Way of Northern New York.
Let's say you're short on cash, but still want to give back. There are plenty of other ways to help out the campaign.
"You can stop into the Urban Mission and donate some time. You can sign up to go serve Christmas Eve at the Salvation Army. Maybe become a driver for the volunteer Transportation Center or Meals on Wheels," said Hodge.
There are also opportunities to answer phones for Tunes 92.5's radiothon Tuesday. 7 News is a sponsor of the #GiveNNY radiothon.
"We are reminding people what all of these really important organizations do in our community. For 12 hours straight we hear from a different organization and we try to raise funds all day long on air," said Tim Sweeney, Tunes 92.5 general manager.
You can also call or visit the radio station to donate. It's a chance to help others in your community have a happy holiday.