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


    For volunteer information visit NoahsArkAnimals.org.

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    Rock River Valley Pantry

    421 S Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61102


    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


    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


    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


    Share the gift of faith with those in need here.

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    Northern Illinois Food Bank

    273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134


    "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


    "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.