Open your wallet for a worthy cause on Giving Tuesday

The days immediately following Thanksgiving are mostly dedicated to opening our wallets for ourselves and loved ones, but Tuesday, consider giving to a local nonprofit.

Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 to encourage people to do good, whether it's with their time, voice or, of course, money.

Among the causes to support are traditional charities that help the homeless to museums that rely on public donations to programs to help people fight addictions.

The website, givingtuesday.org, includes a way to search for nonprofits by city.

For example, the first cause that comes up for Virginia Beach is "99forthe1," known for its truck that helps those without a home feel good again through a shower, a shave or new clothes.

The organization recently closed its thrift store location so it's relying solely on donations.

“When you’re running a non-profit and you know that there’s [no guaranteed money], you’re basically living on a prayer, which is what we do. This will be a huge, huge blessing for us because this will meet the needs probably that we have for about half the year so yeah, it’s a big deal," said Jeremiah Fjeld, Co-Founder.

99forthe1 is hosting a dodgeball tournament on December 14, accepting lightly used coats, jackets and sweaters as the entry fee! Click here to learn more about that event.

Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater (FACT) is also taking donations during their Facebook live event Tuesday. It goes until 1 p.m. and Facebook will match your donation! The mission of F.A.C.T. is to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families in the greater Tidewater Virginia area.

You can also donate via Venmo @camp4autism, online, and over the phone at 757.422.2040.

To see what additional causes need help in your city, click HERE.

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