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SLO County organizations participate in Giving Tuesday

Posted: 5:43 AM, Dec 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 08:43:38-05
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After scoring deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers now have the chance to chip in to local charities during a global event called Giving Tuesday.

The day of donations began in 2012 as a way to encourage people to do good and give back.

Many organizations in San Luis Obispo County are participating in #GivingTuesday.

Fin's Restaurant in Grover Beach is putting on a "Dinner for a Cause" on Dec. 3 with 100 percent of proceeds going to the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition.

RISE, a San Luis Obispo non-profit that works to end intimate partner and sexual violence, set a Giving Tuesday goal of $4,500 to fund programs that benefit local survivors.

Camp Kesem at Cal Poly is using the fundraising event to collect to donations to send kids to camp.

Many other organizations are participating. Check your favorite non-profit's Facebook page to see if they are involved.