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Giving Tuesday Donations Up As Holiday Events Begin

Despite some financial struggles amid the pandemic, donations on Giving Tuesday were up. And USPS is going virtual for Operation Santa.
Posted at 3:38 PM, Dec 04, 2020

We know it's been a tough year, but we have seen people come together like never before. 

The Associated Press reports charitable giving on Giving Tuesday was up 25% from last year; nearly $25 billion were donated. Giving Tuesday was rolled out in 2012. 

The U.S. Postal Service's Operation Santa begins today, and for the first time, the program will be fully digital. The program lets kids and families write letters to Santa, and people are then able to adopt and fulfill the wishes in the family's place. Families have until Dec. 15 to submit their letters.