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What's After Cyber Monday? Giving Tuesday

United Way, SCAN of Northern Virginia among nonprofits encouraging people to pause their shopping, find a way to help others.

Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season?

A partnership of nonprofits hopes so.

As a follow-up to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, national and local organizations are asking residents to give back on Tuesday.

Several Northern Virginia nonprofits are among those using their websites and social media to kick off the first ever Giving Tuesday. See the full list of participating nonprofits in Loudoun County and Virginia here.

The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of several days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations."

The effort includes the Twitter hashtag #GivingTuesday, designed to help spread the word.

Love the holiday season? Keep up with the Ashburn Patch holiday guide here.

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