Humility of Mary Housing has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. You can participate by using the special online donation gateway: HumilityofMaryHousing.com/givingtuesday.
Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.. The widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick-off the holiday giving season. That inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities. They also want a way to give back significantly to the charities and causes they support.
Humility of Mary Housing joins the #GivingTuesday movement this year for the first time. Participation is sparked by a $1000 matching grant provided by an anonymous supporter. This means that the first $1000 in donations received that day will be matched, doubling their impact.
Fund a Project via #GivingTuesday
Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM, of the HMHI Development Board, says the Board hopes that #GivingTuesday will build on the agency’s Fund-a-Project concept, introduced this fall. This project fund invites the public to contribute to support local families attempting to escape homelessness. Increasing levels of support provide greater assistance:
- A child’s diapers for one month–$60 contribution
- A mattress/box spring for a child–$150 contribution
- Utility cost for a family for one month–$200 contribution
- Support one HMHI family for one month–$1000 contribution
A cultural center in New York City that joins people around core values of community service and giving back named 92Y first conceptualized #GivingTuesday. The day offers a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, the project brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and raised nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
Those who care to join Humility of Mary Housing’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit Http://humilityofmaryhousiing.com/givingtuesday to make a secure, online, tax-deductible contribution via PayPal or with their credit card.