The craziness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season is being offset today by Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to take a break from shopping and help local organizations to raise money. Many groups in West Michigan are holding special Giving Tuesday events today.Here is a partial list of the many ways to show support on Giving Tuesday:

Kids' Food Basket

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Salvation Army of Kent County

Catholic Charities of West Michigan

  • Holding event at The B.O.B. today. Anyone who donates money, time or food will receive 20 percent off.