Locally, a new organization Giving Tuesday Kelowna has sprung up to promote the goals of the day.
Today marks Giving Tuesday, a movement that was begun in 2012 by technology website Mashable and other primarily technology companies and organizations as a counter to the commercialism and consumerism that has overtaken the holidays.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off holiday shopping, #GivingTuesday helps welcome in the charitable side of the season. In that spirit, TechCo has chose to showcase a few charitable startups that will make your holiday season that much brighter.
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If you weren't prepared for this "Giving Tuesday" event, you don't have to wait until next year. This online professional network pairs young professionals at partner corporations with nonprofits seeking associate board members.
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Zurbgrugg said in IL, a website has gone up that allows donors to give to their favorite nonprofit or charity organization online at www.ilgive.com, and promoted on social media using the hashtag #ilgive.