15 ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday

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You've rushed the stores on Black Friday, filled your digital shopping cart on Cyber Monday and now it is time to give.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back around the globe. The movement began in 2012 and last year drew nearly $19.2 million in donations, a 90 percent increase from inaugural year.

Check out the slideshow below for some great ways to participate.

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Visit the hub for all things Giving Tuesday and find a number of local organizations to support, from DC Gives More in Washington D.C. to #ILGiveBig in Illinois.

Head to givingtuesday.org to donate.

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Join in WaterAid's $150,000 challenge match on December 2. The organization is matching donations for double the impact.

Head to wateraid.org to donate.

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United Way

The United Way offers the option to give or to spend some time volunteering for this #GivingTuesday. Donations go to a wide range of programs supporting their work in education, income and health.

Head to unitedway.org to get involved.

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CARE is matching donations through December 31, up to $1 million! The organization empowers "poor women, families and communities around the world."

Head to care.org to get involved.

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Feeding America

Feeding America is on a quest to give 100 million meals. For every $1 you give, 20 meals are distributed through the Feeding America network of food banks.

Head to feedingamerica.org to donate.

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According to UNICEF, "by donating today, you are helping protect and save children in a year when they face unprecedented challenges – from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to conflicts in Gaza, Syria and Iraq."

Head to unicefusa.org to donate.

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Animal League

The Animal League's goal for this #GivingTuesday is to support two dog rescues and help find those dogs homes.

Head to animalleague.org to donate.

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International Rescue Committee

IRC invites you to give holiday gifts that will save lives such as emergency care for kids and clean water.

Head to rescue.org to donate.

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program helps protect acres of rainforest that in term help regulate the temperature of our planet.

Head to nature.org to donate.

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The Salvation Army

Donate to the classic holiday charity this #GivingTuesday.

Head to salvationarmyusa.org to donate.

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American Cancer Society

Support research on the disease that affects so many of us.

Head to cancer.org to donate.

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Toys for Tots

It's the best time of year to bring joy to kids in need.

Head to toysfortots.org to donate.

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UN Refugee Agency

Through the UN Refugee Agency, help provide life-saving aid to refugees forced to flee due to conflict.

Head to unrefugees.org to donate.

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According to the organization, "by donating today, you’ll be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need."

Head to aspca.org to donate.

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Robin Hood

This organization helps feed and support in-need New York City families throughout the holiday season.

Head to robinhood.org to donate.

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Know other great organizations celebrating #GivingTuesday? Tell us on Twitter @AOL or in the comments below.

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