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‘Giving Tuesday’ encouraging donors to give to various charities

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November 28 is the officially declared as Giving Tuesday. (Credit: KMOV) November 28 is the officially declared as Giving Tuesday. (Credit: KMOV)

November 28 is the officially declared as Giving Tuesday.

The day is celebrated as a time for people to donate to various charities.

Facebook partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make up to $2 million dollars in matching donations to U.S. non-profits.

News 4 went to the Senior Services Plus in Alton, Ill. where crews discovered the organization was able to quadruple donations.

“I just donated to the cause because I believe in it and it’s a good thing for senior citizens and I am one,” said Loretta Fletcher.

Jonathan Becker says he hopes the organization breaks ground early next year on a new addition to the building. 

"In 2006, we started a low cost affordable wellness center, so we had 253 members, now we're up to over 1,300," said Becker.

Once the expansion is complete the facility could expand from serving its current 1,300 members to perhaps 4,000 to 5,000.

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