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Here's how you can participate on Giving Tuesday


Coming off of a busy shopping holiday weekend, consumers can turn their attention to Giving Tuesday.

The charity-focused holiday, which is celebrating its fifth year, may not be as famous as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but it has become pretty successful among socially conscious consumers.

According to the Giving Tuesday organization, last year more than 700,000 people across 70 countries participated in event, raising more than $116,000,000.

One (free) way to get involved is by searching #GiveaGIF on Twitter to share special GIFs.

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda posted many GIFs and suggested charities to give to.

Other celebrities, like supermodel Cara Delavigne, also shared their favorite causes.

From donating money or items to charities abroad, to volunteering time at local organizations, there are plenty of ways to get involved -- search on Giving Tuesday's site for nearby causes

There's dozens of businesses and cause-driven groups across the country participating in the day that have posted their support, including GirlUp, Nothing But Nets and the Girl Scouts.

Groups like Planned Parenthood have called for heightened support following the election.

Groups pledging to fight the new president's policies have seen record contributions.

Nothing But Nets uses nets to help combat malaria.

Toyota Financial Services is giving back to the Girl Scouts on Giving Tuesday.

Meanwhile, other organizations, like outdoors apparel brand Patagonia, started giving back last week. Patagonia is making good on its promise to donate 100 percent of its Black Friday profits to environmental organizations. 

The company said revealed it made $10 million in sales, which "shattered" expectations.

As United Nations Foundation chief Ted Turner put it, "Change starts with you."

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