CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Nov. 28 is Giving Tuesday, and local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity and Light House Studio are taking part in the one-day effort to support end-of-year charitable donations.
Making donations can provide donors with a tax break, but Sarah Gaines of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence says that's not the reason most people give.
"What you give back to your community and your neighbor, that's year-round," Gaines said. "I think that truly, people give for that. They give for the meaning and the investment in their community."
For a list of participating local charities, see the Related Links box.