We all know Thanksgiving is on Thursday, the following day is “Black Friday”, Saturday and Sunday is reserved for leftovers & football, and online sales officially start on “Cyber Monday” (think of “Cyber Monday” as the Internet’s version of “Black Friday”), but do you know what comes next?

Tuesday, December 3rd is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving, so this is the perfect time to talk about charitable giving and how to make your donation count the most!

Americans gave $230 billion to charities in 2012. Jean Ann Dorrell talked with My FOX Orlandp about the steps to take before making a donation. Click here for a list of charities eligible for tax exempt status by the IRS. Click here to see how charities will use your donation.