Columbus, OH – Following the busy shopping weekend after Thanksgiving, several charities started “Giving Tuesday” to encourage donors to give to charitable organizations. During the holidays, American charities receive one-third of their annual donations.
Before donating, Better Business Bureau encourages donors to research charities to confirm that their contributions are going to reputable organizations. Donors should be wary of high pressure, on-the-spot situations and look out for fake charities that could be posing as real organizations.
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For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB serving Central Ohio was founded in 1921, and serving 21 counties in Ohio, is one of 113 local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.