Giving back and paying it forward on 'Giving Tuesday'

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Giving Tuesday today

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A big push to make giving back to your community a holiday tradition is happening today as part of 'Giving Tuesday.'

Unlike Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, this is all about charity. Non-profits and charities are hoping you'll use today to show your support!

But there are ways you can help without spending any extra money! It's easy to give back while giving online.

One way you could go about doing so is through Amazon and their Amazon Smiles program. Click here for more information on the charity you would like to donate to.

Then, you just shop like you normally would on Amazon with all the same products and services. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .5% of the money you spend to the charity you chose.

That isn't the only way to give back while you're shopping online.

There's also Shopping Gives, which partners with big retailers like Walmart, Target and Home Depot.

Not only are coupons the perk of taking this route, but the retailers also agree to donate some of what you spend to programs like medical research or supporting veterans.

They'll even show you the specific charities you'll be donating to so you know where the money is going.

And of course, your time is just as valuable as your money -- and finding a way to donate that is easy too!

Volunteer Match is a website dedicated to connecting people with the causes and charities that match your passions and values.

Click here to join the site, fill out a survey and discover lots of options for volunteering.