#GivingTuesday to Transform Lives This Advent

November 6, 2017 | | GNJ News

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated 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.

This November 28th, join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community. It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your church or your organization, find a way to give back and then share your idea.

This #GivingTuesday, you’re invited to come together and join thousands of United Methodists to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season through gifts.

Connect your passion with God’s mission as you give to a world in need through your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.

United Methodists in GNJ have many close ties to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Working with the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico we are developing special resourcing and support for those in need after Hurricane Maria. On Giving Tuesday, remember the disaster recovery relief fund and help us reach the goal of $500,000. Click here to contribute. 

In addition, if your heart is moved to lend support to one of the following groups, organizations, or ministries working to transform lives and communities in New Jersey, please lend your support to the following:

Camp YDP: Caring for over 100 children in preschool, after-school and summer programs in the city of Paterson | www.campydp.org

A Future With Hope: Committed to bringing every last family home following Superstorm Sandy and developing 100 Hope Centers throughout N.J.

Help bring the remaining families home and spread hope to hurting people throughout NJ by contributing to Hope Center initiatives. | www.afuturewithhope.org

Imagine No Malaria: Helping to prevent malaria throughout Africa, cutting deaths in half since 2015.

Cast a wider net this Advent and host an Imagine No Malaria worship service or giving drive. | www.imaginenomalaria.org

CUMAC: Serving thousands of people facing hunger and struggling with basic needs in the Paterson region.

Fight against hunger and sponsor a food drive or collection in your congregation this Advent.| www.cumac.org

The Neighborhood Center: Serving children and families in the Camden community for over 100 years through urban farming, community kitchen, childcare, senior care, and education.

Take a seat in the “community’s living room” with a team of volunteers, mentors or donations this Advent. | www.ncicamden.org

Respond Inc: Serving the city of Camden through homeless programs, housing, youth services, and employment and economic development.

Help people help themselves for the next 50 years this Advent by supporting Respond, Inc. | www.respondinc.ocm