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UM Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Movement

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MISSOULA -

On December 3, the University of Montana Foundation will join a national movement called "Giving Tuesday"-- encouraging people to give back to their communities.

The global event celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

Giving Tuesday is widely promoted on social media sites, and the public is encouraged to use the hash tag "#GivingTuesday" on Twitter.

The movement acts as a counterpoint to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, which focus on consumerism.

Beth Hammock, of the UM Foundation, said, "We're shopping at 3 in the morning now, and eating, going to lots of parties, and you can really start kind of feeling kind of guilty about it all after a while, and if you just give back, it helps ease that pain."

The UM Foundation has raised about $1,000 by promoting Giving Tuesday, which will be used for scholarships and fellowships.

To participate in Giving Tuesday, click here.

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