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Giving Tuesday: United Way of Collier County to surprise several nonprofits

Posted at 7:23 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 07:23:20-05

NAPLES, Fla -- Following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holidays, Tuesday is a day that's all about giving.

United Way of Collier County is set to celebrate Giving Tuesday in a big way. Staff will stop by each of the 19 organizations it funds, and surprise them with a $2,000 gift.

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has happened every year on this day since 2012.

Tuesday’s United Way event will directly impact a big number of people in Collier County who earn more than the federal poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living. That's something that affects about 40% of families with children in Collier County.

On Giving Tuesday, the Better Business Bureau says it's important to be vigilant of scammers looking to take advantage of your generosity. A full list of tips from the BBB can be found here.