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#GivingTuesday: What are you giving back?

People are encouraged to donate to charities on Giving Tuesday, but the giving doesn't have to stop there. People are encouraged to donate to charities on Giving Tuesday, but the giving doesn't have to stop there.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The holiday shopping season began last week with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday then continued with Cyber Monday. Now, the focus has shifted with #GivingTuesday.

People are encouraged to donate to charities on Giving Tuesday, but the giving doesn't have to stop there.

Food Banks are also asking for donations, as many people in need are making record runs to pantries across the country.

Even beyond donating to charities or food banks, you could do something as simple as cleaning out your closet and donating your unused clothes and other items to a program that sets up families in new homes.

Some major businesses are even joining in on the giving. The Home Depot Foundation is donating $1 to Operation Homefront for every tweet that includes #TeamDepot.

We want to hear from you! Are you doing something unique to give back locally? Take a picture or video and send it to pics@wect.com or give our newsroom a call at (910) 791-6681.

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