Several local nonprofits are participating in the fifth-annual Giving Tuesday initiative today.

Among them is the Least of These food pantry in Nixa. The nonprofit is seeking money donations, according to KY3.

Last night, the Neighbor's Mill restaurant hosted a Care to Learn night that raised $750 to help local students with their health, hunger and hygiene needs, according to a news release. Karma Salon and Ozark Mountain Yoga also are helping the nonprofit.

In 2012, the 92nd Street Y, a New York City nonprofit, started a global initiative called #GivingTuesday.The partnership with the United Nations Foundation is a social media-driven donation day, according to USA Today.

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