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Giving Tuesday Is Underway

ARKANSAS (AP) — Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, a global movement to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world....

ARKANSAS (AP) — Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, a global movement to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

“We are a nation of generous people,” said Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service. “Giving to organizations you care about is an important part of our role as citizens. During this season of thanks and giving, we encourage our fellow citizens to make a commitment to volunteer this holiday season and all year long.”

Many have answered the call to service. According to the latest ” Volunteering in America ” report, produced by CNCS, the spirit of generosity is on the rise.

Charities and nonprofit programs count on the generosity of strangers. The best way to get involved is to act locally.

The “Volunteering in America” report, produced for the past 15 years, is the most comprehensive data on American volunteering assembled and includes volunteer data for state and major metropolitan areas. The complete report, along with media assets, can be accessed at VolunteeringInAmerica.gov.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.

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SOURCE Corporation for National and Community Service

Some of the many locations participating in Giving Tuesday:

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

American Red Cross Arkansas

The Arkansas Game & Fish

Northwest Arkansas:

Prism Education Center

Washington County Historical Society

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

Columbus House Brewery

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life

Boys & Girls Club of Benton County

NWA Food Bank

7hills Homeless Center

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Downtown Bentonville Inc.

Arkansas United

River Valley:

The Salvation Army of Fort Smith

Fort Smith Public Library

The Morgan Nick Foundation

Oasis International Ministries

Union Christian Academy

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center

3 Girls Animal Rescue