Photo: West Angeles Church World Missions Organization in the Dominican Republic.
The Big Idea Behind #GivingTuesday
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events known as 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.
According to GivingTuesday.org, #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in different communities. It provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges.
It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
Interested in giving back on #GivingTuesday?
As West Angeles continues to be a pillar of strength in our community, a model of God’s excellence, and an example of how the Lord’s work is done, we will participate in #GivingTuesday.
On December 3, we are asking everyone to give a small donation of $3 to assist us in our mission to provide resources within our community.
Let’s make West Angeles the focus of our giving this year! If you’d like to give, text WestaGives to 41444, or for more information on how you can get involved, please visit westa.org/giving-tuesday.
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