CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Giving Tuesday is a national day of generosity, a day to help a neighbor, donate some time, or give money if you can.

It’s a day to give back to the community and in Charlottesville, there are quite a few ways to give back.

One organization that is always in need is the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, which is always looking for volunteers to come to donate their time or donate supplies.

This year, CASPCA has been reaching record-breaking numbers of animals in need.

“We have cared for more than 4,600 animals this year alone to date. We also have placed more than 3,300 animals in loving homes this year, which is our highest number of adoptions on record for the organization. So, we’re seeing a great need in our community,” said Emily Swecker, Director of Development and Communications for CASPCA.

The CAPSCA has set a $100,000 goal for this Giving Tuesday, so if you are in a position of donating, please consider doing so.

Another organization that needs help is the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which serves more than 30,000 people each month. That number is only growing because of inflation.

And there are several ways you can help BRAFB better the community. 

“We’re looking for food that everyone wants to serve their family. So certainly, high-quality proteins, chicken, fish, tuna, peanut butter,” said Michael McKee, the CEO of BRAFB.

There is more than one way to give.

“You can give online, and your gift will be doubled by a generous grant from Wind River Chimes. We’re really thrilled about that. It means every dollar you give can provide up to eight meals for people in need,” McKee added. 

Some ways to give back are donating your time, donating money, or donating items, and there are a lot of local organizations in a wide variety of fields that are looking.

Other organizations include the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, the Building Goodness Foundation, the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Green Dogs Unleashed, Service Dogs of Virginia, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, ReadyKids, Computers4Kids, James Madison's Montpelier Foundation, and many others.