Those looking to help for ‘Giving Tuesday’ should research before donating

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today is “Giving Tuesday.”


It’s a movement aimed at giving back to organizations that help people in our community, and around the world.

However, before you give back, you should do your research and make sure you’re actually donating to a legitimate charity.

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Requests for donations at this time of year can sometimes be overwhelming, but there are things you can do to give yourself confidence in an organization you’re thinking about donating to.

Websites like Charity Navigator have information about different charities’ programs and how the donations they receive are being used.

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Experts say there are red flags to watch out for so you don’t get scammed.

Potential donors should also be aware of charities that have similar names to legitimate charities that you’re already familiar with.

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Also, consider charities near where you live so you can evaluate their impact more easily.

See more in the video above.

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