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Bigger impact from "Giving Tuesday"

2 years 2 days 4 hours ago December 04, 2014 Dec 4, 2014 Thursday, December 04 2014 December 04, 2014 5:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- There was a huge increase in charitable donations on what is known as "Giving Tuesday" that's in its third year.

Nearly $46 million was raised for charity nationwide this year, a 63 percent increase over its first year. Last year, about $28 million was raised and about $13.5 million in the first "Giving Tuesday" in 2012.

There were more than 296,000 contributions made according to research from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Case Foundation.  

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