Since it's inception 5 years ago, "Giving Tuesday" has exploded in popularity, encouraging a "global day of giving".  Black Friday kicks off shopping season, Cyber Monday is for online to officially kick off the charitable donations season, Giving Tuesday is here!

My 3 favorite LOCAL charities:

Friends of The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
WNY Heroes

Over 30% of online donations happen in December, and there are a TON of great charities out there.  Unfortunately, there are a few that are straight up scams.  So how do you know which is legit?

If you ever feel like something is a scam, or if you want to know how a charity spends its money, check out and .

Happy Giving!!!