Black Friday, Cyber Monday, now Giving Tuesday

The goal is to focus more on giving and less on getting

Joe Jonas, on behalf of JCPenney, presents a $100,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in celebration of #GivingTuesday at the Gateway Plaza JCPenney on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in Brooklyn. (Mark Von Holden/ AP Images for JCPenney)
Joe Jonas, on behalf of JCPenney, presents a $100,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in celebration of #GivingTuesday at the Gateway Plaza JCPenney on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in Brooklyn. (Mark Von Holden/ AP Images for JCPenney)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The shopping season has begun but many charities and non-profits hope people will remember what the holidays are really all about: helping others.

Tuesday is known as Giving Tuesday, a time to raise money for those who need it most. In Oregon, organizers hope to raise $3.9 million for non-profits by the end of the day.

Timber Joey, the Portland Unipiper and others helped kick-off Oregon’s Giving Tuesday event.

Eric and Jessie James Decker joined PayPal in support of the #GivingTuesday movement aimed at raising money for worthwhile causes during the holiday season, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in New York. PayPal is attempting a Guinness World Record for most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. Participate by going to www.paypal.com/givingtuesday. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for PayPal)
Eric and Jessie James Decker joined PayPal in support of the #GivingTuesday movement aimed at raising money for worthwhile causes during the holiday season, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in New York. PayPal is attempting a Guinness World Record for most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. Participate by going to http://www.paypal.com/givingtuesday. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for PayPal)

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