Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This year, GivingTuesday takes place on December 1, 2020. All fundraising activities and the funds raised on GivingTuesday are directed by each participating nonprofit organization and processed by the giving platform of their choice.
For the Baptist Resource Network, there are several giving opportunities, as outlined below:
- Life Explo International Baptist Chapel in Irvington, New Jersey, seeks assistance in paying six months of rent that accumulated during the lockdown when there was no church income. An estimated $5,000 is needed. Dr. Charles Asare, email@example.com.
- Mansion Hope in Philadelphia, to help start up a compassion ministry center and church plant. Kyle Canty, firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Hope Baptist Church in Middleburg, Pennsylvania, needs funds to repair their roof. Pastor Aaron Rhone, email@example.com.
- New Life Baptist Church (formerly the Vietnamese Baptist Church) in Philadelphia, whose church building was destroyed by fire on Oct. 27, needs help for their rebuild. Pastor Philip Pham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Pittsburgh Send Relief Center seeks socks for men (preferably sizes 10-12) and women (sizes 9-11) for their community outreach. This year is particularly hard for folks, and it is expected there are going to be a lot more people finding themselves in pretty dire situations when the weather worsens. Churches and/or individuals can donate funds for socks through Giving Tuesday or send the socks directly to 213 Bailey Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
- Send Relief’s International Crisis Response Fund: Hurricane Iota hammered Central America as a catastrophic category 4 storm just weeks after Hurricane Eta tore through the region. Your gifts will provide food, water and more to communities recovering from disasters. Send Relief, www.sendrelief.org/projects/hurricane-iota.
- Join several of BRN’s Filipino churches in supporting Send Relief’s International Crisis Response Fund in response to Super Typhoon Goni, the massive typhoon that roared into the Philippines with 195 mph winds. Nearly 2 million people were affected by catastrophic winds and flooding. To make matters worse, this latest storm came just days after Typhoon Molave hit the Philippines. Your gifts will provide food, water and more to communities recovering from disasters. Send Relief, www.sendrelief.org/projects/goni
- Wholesome Riches in Camden, New Jersey, which seeks to reach at-risk students with the love of God through intentional and collective partnerships, weekly food donations, classes, and clubs. Currently, they seek donations toward the purchase of a Ram Pro-Master van to help carry materials and help the schools set up food pantries each week. Michele Pilla, email@example.com.
Interested in giving?
Go to www.brnunited.org/give and check “Other” and write in your specific Giving Tuesday project. The Baptist Resource Network will forward your funds to the appropriate recipient. Thank you!