You’ve head of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Do you know about #GivingTuesday?
December 2, 2014, is UMC #GivingTuesday. It is way you can join with others to transform the world by supporting organizations and ministries making a difference in people’s lives. This is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.
Every gift made online through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give on Dec. 2, 2014, will be matched up to $1 million.*
*Global Ministries will allocate the matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on Dec. 2 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.
Last year on UMC #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million online through donations to The Advance. 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in. It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant generosity, maximizing the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world.
For your reference, as you consider giving to The Advance on #GivingTuesday, below is a list of Advance projects and missionaries related to the North Alabama Conference. You may make a donation to these, and find additional projects and missionaries, at www.umcmission.org/give.
|SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology)||Advance #982812|
|Upper Sand Mountain Parish Family Care Services||Advance #722760|
|United Methodist Volunteers In Mission - SEJ||Advance #901875|
|Disaster Response (UMCOR), United States||Advance #901670|
|John Elmore||Chile||Advance #13109Z|
|Alex Awad||Israel/Palestine||Advance #10825Z|
|Brenda Awad||Israel/Palestine||Advance #10826Z|
|Rhett Thompson||Panama||Advance #09543Z|
|Sarah Wilcox Smoot||GBGM Global Mission Fellow||Advance #3022005|
|UMVIM Individual Volunteers (IVs)||Advance #982465|
|Kay Twilley||- Bolivia|
|Tim Mosley||- Chile|
|Katie Allison||- TBD|
Additionally, Cokesbury is also celebrating #GivingTuesday. They will contribute 10% of all sales made through www.cokesbury.com on December 2 to Red Bird Mission and UMCOR International Response to Ebola.