ArkLaTex charities take part in #GivingTuesday

ArkLaTex charities take part in #GivingTuesday

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but there's a new day that's urging people to give back. Giving Tuesday is a global push to give back to local charities and help those less fortunate.

#GivingTuesday has an official website where you can type your city and find the charities that are taking part. There are 29 in the Shreveport area.

So far the initiative has raised more than $177 million across 98 countries.

One of those non-profits is the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

CADA Marketing Director Susan Reeks says with the #GivingTuesday movement, it's never been easier to be charitable.

"I think almost everyone in the community knows someone who struggles with addiction of some kind, and there's no easier way to help people help people with addiction than to just go online and make a donation," said Reeks.

You can also donate to CADA and other local non-profits if you plan to shop online for the holidays. Amazon Smile allows you to shop and give a portion of what you pay to the charity of your choice without changing the overall price.

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