If you've had your wallet out since Black Friday, could you keep it out for just one more day? You were probably ready to take a break from spending after Cyber Monday, but I promise, the money you spend today will go so much further than you could ever know.

According to USA Today, today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to your community, with a monetary donation, some of your time or a thoughtful gift; and it can be to anyone as long as it's not yourself.

If you choose to do something bigger than buying your co-worker coffee or letting that person go ahead of you in line and want to donate your time or a few dollars, here are some great organizations in Rockford that would happily accept your donation on #GivingTuesday.

 

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    Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

    111 N 1st St, Rockford, IL 61107

    815-962-2767

    For volunteer information visit NoahsArkAnimals.org.

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    Rock River Valley Pantry

    421 S Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61102

    815-965-2466

    Details for how you can volunteer can be found here.

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    Boys and Girls Club

    1325 N Johnston Ave, Rockford, IL 61101

    815-490-0700

    There are a few locations that you can volunteer at; learn more about volunteering and making your donation here.

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    Habitat For Humanity

    986 West Riverside, Rockford, IL 61103

    815-713-3184

    Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Find out how you can help the Rockford area Habitat for Humanity here.

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    Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford has several locations.

    555 Colman Center Drive, Rockford IL 61125

    815-399-1709

    Share the gift of faith with those in need here.

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    Northern Illinois Food Bank

    273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134

    630-443-6910

    "Give what matters this holiday season and help put a dinner on every table," here.

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    Rock River Valley Blood Center

    419 North Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107

    815-965-8751

    "Sign up today. Save a life tomorrow," when you give the gift of life with a live saving blood donation. Find out where you can donate here.

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