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Giving Tuesday

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

There's Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and for the second year in a row, Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a consumer movement organized by charities to make the day about donations.

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska capitalized on the national day of giving, instead of organizing a long campaign.

"It's the Black Friday for non–profits, so non–profits have the chance to get some money from the community, from the businesses and from individuals like yourself," says mental health association of Nebraska, marketing coordinator, James Terry.

MHA (NE) hopes to put contributions towards repairs to the Keya House, a crisis diversion home in Lincoln.

While the house thrives through its programs for the people staying there, the exterior of the home, could use some work.

They plan to raise $26,000 to replace the windows and siding.

$13,000 of that will be matched, if the other $13,000 is raised through Giving Tuesday.

Donations can be made here through the end of the year.

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