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Special day of giving back supported by United Way

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A non-profit group is getting behind a national movement to dedicate a day of giving around the holiday season.

The United Way is spreading the word about a new day that's designed as the start to the giving season. Called Giving Tuesday, the goal is to encourage people to either volunteer or donate time or money to their communities. This is the first year for the special day, but the United Way is already seeing some benefits.

"We'll always see a certain amount of increase during the holiday season in terms of giving. I think with promoting Giving Tuesday we have seen some increased donations, increased inquiries about volunteer opportunities, so yes. I think it's doing us some good this year," said James Peters, director of Marketing for United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Giving Tuesday will be held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. For more information on how you can get involved, contact your local United Way.

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