I was recently listening to a radio program discussing world finances and heard this statement, “If you have a working refrigerator in your home, you are among only about 10% of the world’s population.” My first thought was “NO WAY”… This was a real ‘eye opener’ for me (of course Marsha and I have 2 refrigerators, as I’m sure many of you do). Even if this percentage is not exact, it’s clear that in America most of us are blessed beyond measure. Some of us are already making plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days where we GET DEALS and SPEND.
I’d like to make you aware of another tradition that began in 2012, and continues to gain momentum each year, #GivingTuesday. This year, #GivingTuesday is taking place on November 27 (always the day after Cyber Monday). It’s a day that encourages us to think about, talk about, and participate in this season of GIVING. Since it’s beginning, #GivingTuesday has raised hundreds of millions worldwide for non-profit organzations, as well as increasing numbers of volunteers and acts of kindness toward these charities.
This year, Hearts and Hands for Jesus will be participating for the first time in #GivingTuesday, and we hope we can count on your help on November 27. Help us BREAK THE CHAINS OF POVERTY by educating youth, providing school supplies, and teaching them about Jesus Christ. By providing money for our Food Bank, and by supporting our missionaries, Pastor Sally and Crosby Johnson.
MORE GREAT NEWS! On November 27, Facebook and PayPal are partnering to MATCH YOUR DONATIONS! Facebook will be partnering with PayPal up to $7 million in donations that are made on Facebook. Just donate THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JESUS, and your $10 donation will become $20, $50 will become $100, etc.
(Facebook currently supports the following payment methods for donations: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Debit and Prepaid Cards,
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JESUS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED HELP WITH OUR MISSION, AND THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON #GIVINGTUESDAY!
In His Love, Dr. Gregg Peters, Treasurer, Hearts and Hands for Jesus