It’s Giving Tuesday!

Charities and businesses across the country come together to celebrate giving during the holiday season. Each year it is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recommended using his department's Check-A-Charity tool to view a charity's financial information, how contributions are spent and current registration status. Anyone wanting more information can also call 1(800)-435-7352.

Putnam also warned of people to be aware of scams. Scammers can take advantage of people's generosity by pretending to be a real charity to commit fraud. also has a tool that allows people to see what charities and organizations are doing near them.

Related: How to make the best of your donation on Giving Tuesday!

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