PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The shopping season has begun but many charities and non-profits hope people will remember what the holidays are really all about: helping others.

Tuesday is known as Giving Tuesday, a time to raise money for those who need it most. In Oregon, organizers hope to raise $3.9 million for non-profits by the end of the day.

Timber Joey, the Portland Unipiper and others helped kick-off Oregon’s Giving Tuesday event.

Eric and Jessie James Decker joined PayPal in support of the #GivingTuesday movement aimed at raising money for worthwhile causes during the holiday season, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in New York. PayPal is attempting a Guinness World Record for...