“Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.”
Join the global movement to bring about real change in the world! The following ministries with local, national, and international reaches would be profoundly blessed by your generosity.
By subscribing to Faithbox, people not only get an incredible, hand curated box of goodies each month, but by doing so they are helping provide meals to hungry children around the world. Faithbox has partnered with Ricebowls and with each box sold, they provide three meals. As of today, they have already provided over 80,000 meals! Faithbox also partners with other vendors and groups such as Mitscoots socks, Anchored in Hope and Project 7 mints to fill their boxes each month- each of which gives back in one fashion or another. People can subscribe to Faithbox by going to www.faithbox.com
Faith Comes By Hearing
Most people who haven’t been reached with the Gospel are oral learners, so a written translation of the Bible is no use to them. Contribute to Faith Comes By Hearing, an audio bible ministry, at https://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/donate.
Hope Through Healing Hands
If your heart is specifically for women and children in need in the developing world, Hope Through Healing Hands is a great fit, as its focus is maternal and child health in countries where far too many women don’t survive childbirth, and even more children don’t reach their fifth birthday. Give here: http://www.healthymothersandchildren.causevox.com/ and learn more here: http://www.hopethroughhealinghands.org/faith-based-coalition.
I Am Second
I Am Second is the expression of a new generation, inspired by brokenness, to find restoration in serving each other, loving each other, and putting each other first in the example and name of Jesus. A non-profit launched in 2008, I am Second uses films and written content to share authentic stories of change. Its website features more than 100 films of athletes, actors, models, musicians, politicians and everyday people who has stepped in front of the camera to honestly share their real-life struggles and journey to restoration by putting God first. For more information, visit http://www.iamsecond.com.
Participate in #givingTuesday AND give a Christmas gift to honor friends and family who already have everything they need, by giving to those in need in Haiti through LiveBeyond.org/givebeyond. You can gift a chicken for $25, a baby delivery kit for $15 or a hygiene kit for $10, as well as contribute to building a hospital, feeding and educating children or caring for individuals with disabilities – a little goes a long way in this country still devastated by the 2010 earthquake and systemic poverty and corruption.
Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries
The mission of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries is to reach people for Christ while inspiring others to do the same. Sharing the Good News of the Gospel is at the heart of this evangelistic ministry. Through hundreds of events at football stadiums, churches and even under the shade trees of Africa, countless individuals have responded to the life-changing message of Jesus. Additionally, founder Jay Lowder shares his personal story of overcoming alcohol addiction and suicidal thoughts with students across the U.S. through the Crossroads School Assembly program. For more information, visit http://www.jaylowder.com, or click here for a video made specifically for #givingTuesday: https://vimeo.com/147427072.
Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World
Another way to give while gifting is through supplying a wheelchair to a disabled child or adult in a developing country where wheelchairs are scarce. Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World program will accept gifts in any amount, or you can also give to support their other programs serving those with disabilities, such as Family Retreats or education in the field of disability ministry. See joniandfriends.org for more ideas.
Make Way Partners
Over 400,000 orphans have been displaced from their homes and are no longer in school due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. This #GivingTuesday, Make Way Partners is working to bring hope to this children by providing shelter, education, medical care and more. Whether you choose to sponsor an orphan or donate to the hospital, farm or school initiatives, you’ll be helping give these orphans the care they so desperately need. Give to Make Way Partners on December 1, 2015 and put “GivingTuesday” in the special instructions box and they will send you a FREE Mary’s Cross Christmas ornament to help you continue to tell the story!
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