You got up early on Black Friday and tried to catch some incredible deals.  You got up on Saturday and supported small businesses by shopping small.  Monday, you were online shopping for gifts online for Cyber Monday.  There’s one more day that you might want to celebrate with a catchy name and even more meaning than any of the others that I just mentioned.

It’s #GivingTuesday.  It’s a day where the world gets together to give back.  Find a charity that you believe in and donate to them.  If you really wanted to, you could make it a gift to someone by donating in their name to a charity of their choice!

Find something you care about and make the world better.  It doesn't matter how much you give.  Little actions can make a BIG impact.

I also think if you can keep it local, you’ll be best.  So some ideas for charities in the area that you can give?

Crisis Services

Buffalo City Mission

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Food Bank of Western New York

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Danceability WNY

People Inc.


St. Luke’s Food Pantry

Harvest House

Haven House

Buffalo City Animal Shelter

Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue 

Women of the World Transition Center

WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Greater Niagara Ballet Company

The Kathleen Mary House

Hasek's Heroes

Community Missions Of Niagara Frontier

The Summit Center


For an even longer list of non-profits here in the Buffalo/WNY area, click here: