First there was Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday. Today, it's Giving Tuesday. The dogooders day was a big success in the Philadelphia area. From hands-on service projects like Achieveability's home repair project to individual giving, such as a Tania Ghee's support of Maternity Coalition, a barrage of people and projects embraced the "unselfie" theme.
According to NBC News, the average American donates around $2,500 per year to charity. Wealthy households gift more than $14,000. But if you don't give wisely, not much of that money will make it to those in need. To make an impact, follow these smart tips for giving.