Due to COVID-19 Black Friday was different this year; Cyber Monday turned into a necessity for many since in person shopping was risky to health and more difficult to navigate.
But this year perhaps more important than ever is #GivingTuesday.
There are always people with needs. But this year with a relentless virus wrecking havoc with people’s health, safety, businesses, jobs, incomes, and security, has come more need for assistance for medical care, food, housing, and transportation. And that creates opportunity for us all to help.
Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, of holiday and end-of-year giving.
a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.givingtuesday.org
“GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.”
sharing the HEART of giving
My goal for this blog is to inform and inspire us all to explore the HEART of health in our lives, and the lives of our families and communities. But beyond that, my the mission for this blog is
especially those who face hardship due to poverty, isolation, discrimination, political turmoil, hunger, homelessness, human rights violations, and natural disasters.
So for Giving Tuesday I’m asking you to give to one or more of the groups I have featured on this blog and that I personally have or do support. The links below take you to stories about their mission and links to their sites where you can
And the good Samaritan is…
Jesus told the story of the good Samaritan to answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?” The term “good Samaritan” means a person who goes out of their way to help someone, especially a stranger, often at personal sacrifice.
A Shining Spirit- Kayla Mueller
Soon after I started this blog a news story caught my attention and my heart. A young woman volunteer, Kayla Jean Mueller, was abducted following a visit to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders
Water- life’s greatest need
How important is water? It’s what we all need every day #Jesus#wells#safewater#CHaRA
Touching lives in Panama-a medical mission trip
I have volunteered on several teams with CompassionLink, an organization that serves to provide HEALTH RESTORED-HOPE SUSTAINED.
Love conquers fear-a memoir from the Napalm girl
In war time Vietnam, 1972, 8 year old Kim Phuc Phan Thi almost died after being severely burned when a napalm bomb fell on her village. Many know her as the “Napalm girl”.
Where will you give?
Besides these places, I know you have needs in your community, maybe your own neighborhood. So look for places like a local food bank, women’s shelter, a homeless outreach, coat distribution, faith based ministry, school, and many others can can use time, talent, and finances.
I would love for you to comment about where you are donating this year, even if it is another group. Let’s all do our part to change the world with generosity and love.
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