Ways United Methodists can make Giving Tuesday count the most
Ever notice how "the perfect gift" often involves not only what the recipient needs, but also what the giver really likes too?
Throughout the year, we United Methodists have many opportunities to support projects that advance vital ministries around the world, such as relief aid for disaster victims, scholarships for Native American seminarians, and scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist schools.
But on Giving Tuesday, which occurs this year on November 27, we have the choice to support Advance projects that matter most to us so our gifts can make the biggest impact.
Look through the links below to find the projects and missionaries in categories that interest you. And remember, when you support one of these on Giving Tuesday, 100% of your gift reaches the project / missionary of your choice.
Read more and give at #GiveUMC!
If you love to watch things grow, your gift can reduce hunger in Brazil, improve programs for agriculture students in Africa, provide lifestock, or support missionaries in developing countries. Research giving opportunities.
The church is growing and you can help local churches acquire land, build new church buildings, parsonages, social service facilities, and further develop faith communities around the world. Review programs.
Build new buildings, plan economic programs, create new kitchens and supply stores for American Indians. Research giving opportunities.
Disaster Response & Relief
When disasters strike, UMCOR and other programs provide timely relief. You can give shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothing to the needy, and help hunger and poverty in their communities. Review programs.
Diseases & Viruses
Even though you live many miles away, your gift can care for HIV-AIDS orphans in Africa, create clean water systems in Central America, help mothers in South Sudan, and help children overcome poverty. Research giving opportunities.
If you are a teacher, or a parent, you can help teach young children; educate women in remote, rural communities; send digital books to seminarians; and support future church leaders with training and teaching opportunities. Review programs.
There are so many ways to support good health around the world! Develop health programs in Appalachia, aid missionaries, build stoves in Guatemala, and repair substandard homes linked to poor health. Research giving opportunities.
Hunger & Poverty
Have you every given someone a goat? You can give lifestock to feed many, collect fresh produce to feed impoverished people, teach cooking skills, and develop new, sustainable crops. Review programs.
Small Business Development
If you are an entreprenuer and want to help others becomes one, give to support women with microloans, build a sheep farm, support Rwandans with new musical instruments, or teach villages how to cook with solar ovens. Research giving opportunities.
Fight for justice across the U.S. and around the world by helping people realize justice in their communities. Help inmates reenter society, support orphanages, and provide valuable shelter for children on the streets. Review programs.
Make the world smaller and safer by funding new aircraft in Africa, supporting missionary flight programs, and helping purchases of bicycles, motorcycles and other vehicles in the Caribbean and Central America. Research giving opportunities.
Water & Sanitation
Water is life and you can help communities around the world collect and distribute healthy, fresh drinking water by building new wells, water reclamation centers, and new sanitation progams. Review programs.
Women & Children
In so many countries, women and children need better health, nutrition, living conditions and protection from abuse. Your gifts can give them a brighter future. Research giving opportunities.
On Giving Tuesday, join other United Methodists to #GiveUMC and support vital ministries around the world. Give today!