Now that you've stocked up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, it's time to focus on others. Today is Giving Tuesday.
The global day of generosity started in 2012 when the United Nations Foundation and New York City's 92nd Street Y came together to celebrate the art of giving.
One of the best ways to get involved is to help out locally. Among the Northern California organizations hoping for your support today is the Butte County Search and Rescue Team.
“As of late, we have been working every day, 24 hours, with the Sheriff’s Office trying to help them locate people that are missing from the Camp Fire,” said Search and Rescue’s Janis Rosene.
The volunteers are on-call twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to searching for the lost and missing, they help with rescue operations, evacuations and offer technical support to law enforcement. They've set up a Go Fund Me page where you can make a Giving Tuesday donation.
Another non-profit organizations hoping for your support today is Sacramento's "City of Refuge."
“We have our SHINE Program that teaches girls strength, worth and purpose,” said co-founder Rachelle Ditmore. “We have our housing program which houses young women who are victims of human Trafficking and their children.”
City of Refuge Sacramento also has programs for boys.
“We have our Boxing and Grit Program where we teach boys the real meaning of what it means to fight for a life that was intended for you,” Ditmore continued. “It also includes our boxing program that partners with Sac PAL – the Police Athletic League – building healthy relationships with law enforcement.