NORTHWEST, Ohio — With Thanksgiving 2019 in the books, the Christmas holiday season has officially started.

Since 2012 a new movement has emerged to help kickoff the holiday spirit of charity: #GivingTuesday which is always the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

It shouldn't be much of a surprise that  northwest Ohio is offering plenty opportunities for the community to participate with more than one way to give to help benefit a variety of people.

Below is a handful of local organizations you can help while joining the international movement.

No matter how big or small the donation, every bit of help is appreciated and makes a difference.  

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