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Lend a helping hand this 'Giving Tuesday'!

United Women of Color Huntsville has a goal of $1,000.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Looking for a way to give back this Giving Tuesday? United Women of Color Huntsville is a non-profit organization and needs your help.

The group's mission is to empower women, girls, and their families. They have a goal of $1,000.

This money will go toward programs including mentorship and a digital platform for mock interviews.

Executive Director Angela Curry says it's important to support local organizations.

"We are hyperlocal and we're on the ground, so we get to interface one on one with individuals and families. So it's very important to support non-profit organizations so that the needs of the entire community can be met in a variety of ways," said Curry.

RELATED: Corporations donated over $1 million dollars in grants for Giving Tuesday

You can also be a monthly donor for United Women of Color, or volunteer.

This city of Huntsville hosted its 3rd Annual  #GivingTuesday, hosted by the Community Foundation. 

There are fifty-four non-profit organizations receiving grants from, fourteen donors including:


· AI Signal Research, Inc.

· Boeing

· Cintel, Inc.

· CFD Research


· Google Fiber

· Intrepid

· IronMountain Solutions

· MartinFederal Consulting

· Toyota

· Vector Wealth Strategies

Lyndsay Coats and her dog Bella were at the event to accept a donation on behalf of Therapy Partners. 

"I'm receiving a check from the military support grant, and also from the ERC helping hands fund," Coats explained. 

Coats and her team travels across north Alabama to give animal-assisted therapy to nursing homes, hospitals and schools, and they're thankful for the grant.

"Oh it amazing," Coats said. "Our organization only has two part-time employees and we serve the entire Tennessee Valley."