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United Way wants businesses to participate in ‘Giving Tuesday’

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OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Most people have heard of Black Friday, Shop-local Saturday and Cyber Monday, but how about Giving Tuesday? It's a day to be generous at a time when many people get caught up in the hype of holiday shopping.

A non-profit in Ottawa County is working to get businesses involved in the day. Whether it's donating one of their products or a portion of their proceeds, the United Way is asking local businesses to focus on giving this holiday season.

United Way is working to get the word out now to get businesses on board.

"I think that people are generous when they're asked, but they need to be asked," said Chris Galvin, director of the Ottawa County United Way. "This is a very dedicated way to say, ‘Take time as you begin to plan for whatever holiday you celebrate to reach down and help someone else.'"

Businesses that get involved will be promoted on the United Way Facebook page. The deadline to apply is Nov. 21. Apply online here or call Lisa Dubbert at 419-734-6645.  

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