DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With Cyber Monday coming close, it opens the door for Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday started 11 years ago and in 2021 nationally raised $2.7 billion.

The Better Business Bureau says that even Giving Tuesday can create chances of being scammed.

They recommend looking at how long the charity has been operational, and what the donation is going towards, but just like Small Business Saturday they say to donate locally:

“Support your local charities,” Vice President of the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation, Monde Donaldson said. “I can’t stress that enough. That is so important for smaller communities. If a charity you know has national appeal is doing it. Then please participate because we need a lot of love this time of year when it comes to nonprofits.”

Organizations like the Wiregrass United Way and House of Ruth are participating in Giving Tuesday this year.