Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday — it’s time to take a break from the shopping insanity and think outside the boxes and bows.

Giving Tuesday is a movement dedicated to just that by changing how people think about the holiday season and encouraging them to take action by giving back to nonprofits in their area.

A 2018 study by the Arkansas Community Foundation, Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation revealed a significant drop in funding for nonprofit organizations, citing a lack in available state and federal funding, diminishing donor bases and staffing issues.

So hit the breaks for a moment this holiday season and think on the causes you care about, the community organizations you use every day that rely on the help of the ones they serve. Then consider giving a little (or a lot) to make sure they can keep up the good work. 

If you need some inspiration, browse our 2019/2020 Arkansas Giving Guide highlighting local nonprofits and how you can help.

To see a full list of Little Rock organizations participating in Giving Tuesday, click hereAnd if you’re interested in more ways to help locally, follow the hashtag #GivingTuesdayAR to learn about the needs of your own communities.

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