EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is recognized nationally as Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can.

“It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give,” explains an organizer on the Giving Tuesday website.

One of the best ways you can give back this Giving Tuesday is by donating to or volunteering at local non-profits. Here’s a small list of some of the non-profits near you:

Indiana

Kentucky

Illinois

If your area wasn’t listed, click here and search for your city on the GreatNonProfits’ website.