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Is you head swelling from all of the Cyber deals and packed stores? The holidays have a way of being so exhausting before they have even begun. One way to step back from the craziness is to give back to charity in support of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Founded in 2012 by 92Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, we love its mission, which is simply to to “celebrate generosity and to give.” As something we all can do in our communities,  Giving Tuesday is a great way to reflect while also giving to those in need. Here are a few of our favorite local charities to support.


1. Room to Grow: Our charity partner at our upcoming Brooklyn and Manhattan events, Room to Grow’s mission is to “enrich the lives of babies born into poverty.” This includes provides services to help parents raising babies in poverty with support and essential baby items to low income families.

2. Cookies for Kids Cancer: This national non-profit is dedicated to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer. They do this through community events to raise funds by hosting bake sales and events.

3. Covenant House: They provide services to homeless and runaway youth.

3. Girls Write Now: A non-profit organization that supports and empowers teen girls to write. Girls Write Now focuses on programs to help today’s girl have a future.

How will you support #GivingTuesday?