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Local non-profit promotes spirit of giving on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, is a global day of giving - known as "Giving Tuesday." Anyone can take part in the effort through time, efforts or monetary donations. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is a global day of giving known as "Giving Tuesday." Anyone can take part in the effort through time, effort or monetary donations.

The goal is to promote giving back to your community.

In West Asheville, we took a look at how the local non-profit FEAST is making a difference.

You can contribute to FEAST's efforts while you shop this week.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit store in downtown Asheville featuring handmade items from artisans in developing countries. Through December 8, 2017, when you make a purchase at Ten Thousand Villages, you can choose one of ten charities to donate 15 percent of the sale to.

The manager says it is all about giving to grow relationships.

"Giving tuesday is all about connections and that is what we are trying to foster here - connections with our artisan partners, connections with our customers and then connections with other local non-profits as well," said Sara Martin, the manager of Ten Thousand Villages Asheville.

Martin says more than $9000 was donated through the effort last year.

Participating local non-profit organizations include the Council On Aging of Buncombe County; FEAST Asheville; OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling; Our VOICE; Dignity Period; Asheville Chapter of the Links; Irene Wortham Center, Inc.; Snake, rabbit, and snail bookmobile; River Link and Asheville Community Yoga

On social media, the hashtag #GivingTuesday highlights the various ways people are getting involved in their communities. Click here for additional information about Giving Tuesday.

Click here for more information on Ten Thousand Villages and its events.

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