According to the National Retail Federation, American spent about $52 billion on Black Friday deals this year. Before the season is over, it is projected that we will spend about $700 per adult.
If you're tripping over your stuff to go out and buy more stuff, consider giving instead this holiday season.
Adopt a Family: Select a pre-screened needy family to buy clothing, food, and toys:
Salvation Army Angel Tree: Pick up an Angel at the Outlet mall, Quail Springs or Penn Square and return the gifts by December 10.
Marines Toys for Tots: Drop off new, unwrapped toys. Find locations at News 9.com.
Cash can be put to great use right here in Oklahoma by giving to the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Partner agencies work together to make a real difference in the lives of Oklahomans and are heavily regulated so you know your dollars are not wasted.