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Giving Tuesday: Ideas for New Yorkers

You've taken advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Now it's time to give a little.

Giving Tuesday is here. Take the time out of your day to consider others.

Here are a few ways New Yorkers can get involved.

Heritage Radio Network

Heritage Radio is a nonprofit Internet radio station
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Heritage Radio is a nonprofit Internet radio station in Bushwick. They are committed to covering food in a holistic way -- nothing is off-limits. If you're interested in food systems, sustainable agriculture or just eating well, the station has a program for you. Donate at: heritageradionetwork.org

Transportation Alternatives

Do you support safer streets, bike lanes, accessibility
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Do you support safer streets, bike lanes, accessibility and more for NYC commuters? Then you should check out Transportation Alternatives, a group that's been affecting policy and changing the way New Yorkers think about getting around for many years. Anything you give from now through the end of 2015 will be matched up to $600,000. DONATE: transalt.org

The New York Philharmonic

If you love classical music, consider supporting the
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If you love classical music, consider supporting the arts this Giving Tuesday. The New York Philharmonic, in addition to its performances at Lincoln Center, puts on free concerts in the summer and teaches thousands of New York schoolchildren about music through its educational programming. DONATE: nyphil.org

92nd St. Y

Support the great programming, classes, camps and all
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Support the great programming, classes, camps and all the 92nd Street Y has to offer this Giving Tuesday. DONATE: .92y.org/GiveBack

General Assembly Opportunity Fund

General Assembly, the tech community and educational center,
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General Assembly, the tech community and educational center, runs a fellowship program called the Opportunity Fund that provides training, job opportunities and mentorship to underrepresented groups all over the world. Consider donating and supporting opportunities in tech for all. DONATE: generalassemb.ly

FDNY Foundation

Help save a life, or many, by supporting
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Help save a life, or many, by supporting the FDNY Foundation. DONATE: fdnyfoundation.org

Winter Wishes / New York Cares

Get involved with the New York Cares Winter
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Get involved with the New York Cares Winter Wishes campaign this Giving Tuesday. Local kids make their holiday wish lists and if you sign on, you can help their dreams become a reality. Sign up, check out the Amazon wish list and easily purchase a gift for a kid in need. New Yorkers have until Dec. 9 to get involved. MORE INFO: newyorkcares.org/winter-wishes

National Wildlife Federation

Care about the environment and the animals that
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Care about the environment and the animals that need it to survive? The National Wildlife Federation is asking for native tree donations on this Giving Tuesday. Every tree given will be planted to help restore the natural environment for animals that need it. DONATE: nwf.org

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