Inaugural Giving Tuesday enlists thousands

Thousands of organizations nationwide took a break today from the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy for the first Giving Tuesday. The movement, founded in part by the United Nations Foundation, aims at getting people to look at charitable giving with new eyes. The event means people are not "sitting alone at their kitchen table at the end of the year making those end-of-year contributions, but actually in a group experience where they're sharing that passion with others," said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation.

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