(AP) — Charities and non-profits are happy to see that people spent loads of money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with hopes that those same wallets stay open on Giving Tuesday.
Online spending hit record levels throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, with Cyber Monday alone bringing in $7.9 billion, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks the numbers.READ MORE: Family And Friends Of 'School Of Rock' Actor Kevin Clark Call For Improved Bike Safety At Logan Square Intersection Where He Was Killed
The 92nd Street Y in New York City is credited for launching Giving Tuesday in 2012, which last year raised more than $300 million for charities around the world in a single day.READ MORE: Protesters Demand Arrest Of Officer In Anthony Alvarez Shooting
In addition to the cash injection, charities are also accepting donations of time and other means of support.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed While Sitting In Vehicle In South Loop; Dog Apparently Wounded In Attack
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