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Denton charities join Giving Tuesday

Local activists are helping spread the word about #GivingTuesday, a worldwide online donation campaign. 

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Robson Ranch resident Karen McDaniels helped secure a city proclamation supporting the event, which is in its sixth year.  A total of 23 Denton-based organization are participating in the campaign found online at givingtuesday.org.

The event was organized to follow Thanksgiving and give people other options for holiday gifts. Mayor Chris Watts declared Tuesday as Giving Tuesday in Denton, encouraging people to enjoy a "day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community and think about other people." 

The website provides links to the local charities where donors can give directly. Last year, donors gave $177 million to charities participating in Giving Tuesday.