Local organization giving $5,000 to non-profit with most #GivingTuesdayCNY mentions

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday focus on deals and consumerism, Giving Tuesday focuses on giving back to the community and a local organization is making it easy. All you need is your computer.

The Central New York Community Foundation is giving a $5,000 grant to the local non profit that receives most posts on Twitter and Facebook today. All you need to do is mention your local charity of choice using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCNY.

Giving Tuesday is a national movement that started down state last year. Peter Dunn, President of Central New York Community Foundation thought it was a great opportunity to highlight local charities during the season of giving.

"We wanted to bring some attention to it because we thought it was an opportunity for local non profits to bring their constituencies together towards the end of the year to focus on charitable giving as a part of the holiday season and use social media in new and interesting ways, using Facebook and twitter in particular," says Dunn.

You still have time to rally for your favorite non-profit. The charity with the most mentions will be given the $5,000 grant. The Central New York Community Foundation (CNYCF) says it may take up to a week to properly tally all of the votes.

All votes on Twitter and Facebook must include the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCNY. Facebook votes must be posted to the CNYCF Facebook page. You can only vote once per platform. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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