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Hundreds In Nashville Participate In 'Giving Tuesday'

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Last week was Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Monday was Cyber Monday, and Tuesday, several across Nashville took part in "Giving Tuesday."

"You've celebrated thanksgiving, shopped for two days, now it's the time to give back," said Joy Plank, a volunteer for Hands On Nashville.  

Since its inception in 2012, "Giving Tuesday" has been an opportunity for people to donate their money, belongings or time to a local charity or non-profit, or give back to the community in other ways.

"We are definitely seeing it today on Tuesday the national day of giving," said volunteer, Becca Wilson. "I think this makes our city really stand out."

Outside its downtown offices, the non-profit Hands On Nashville took part in "Giving Tuesday" by collecting used bikes that dozens of people dropped off. Those bikes will be refurbished and then given out to kids in the spring.

"I'm elated," said Agenia Clark. "I was surprised when I pulled up and saw this many bikes out here. I wish I had some more to drop off."

The nearly 100 bikes collected will be added to the 200 bikes the group already has, getting them ready for repair before giving them away.

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