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Giving Tuesday: A global day of giving back

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Today is Giving Tuesday. It is a day where you're encouraged to do something to give back to others. 

Organizers say it is a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or organization to come together to give something more.

There are a number of ways to give around the Capital region, namely and most timely, Catholic Charities and their Communities Come Together holiday campaign.

Catholic Charities says there are about 100 families that still need adopting for Christmas. Families range from new mothers to seniors and young children. 

No donations are too big or small. Many simply want the little things many of us take for granted.

"The wish lists of the families are really touching. A lot of them want clothing, Sunday school clothes is what they say, shoes, socks underwear. Just those simple gifts. Then, of course, for the younger children they want some toys too," said Carol Spruell with Catholic Charities.

"The seniors - their wish lists are really touching. They want new house slippers, cleaning supplies, paper products, you know, things that a lot of us take for granted but these folks are having trouble to make ends meet every day. It can make a really big difference," she said.

For more information on how to help the 100 families in the Capital Region, email Christmas@ccdiobr.org or call 225-910-8921.

LSU fraternity Pi Kappa Phi, gave $3,000 to LaTrece Antoinette, a chef that cooks for the neighboring Chi Omega sorority. The money will go toward getting Antoinette's son, Christopher, to Europe for a class excursion.

Some on social media are using #GivingTuesday to discuss the good deeds.

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