The Catholic Foundation will once again be joining the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Today, many people have forgotten the real meaning of the holiday season. With all the commercials, advertisements, and media coverage the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas often gets lost in the shuffle. But with #GivingTuesday, we can revive the spirit of giving and selflessness. As Catholics, we naturally want our giving to coincide with the teachings of our Catholic faith. You can ensure this happens by giving back to your community through The Catholic Foundation. We have hundreds of funds that go to parishes, schools, and social service agencies all in YOUR community.
Last year, The Catholic Foundation received millions of dollars in requests for funding from schools, parishes, and other ministries in the Diocese of Columbus. While we provided at least partial funding to over half of the requests, a large funding gap still remains. We ask that as you join #GivingTuesday, you consider The Catholic Foundation’s many existing funds for your giving.
Click here, to see a list of all the existing funds you can Give to on #GivingTuesday (and all year long). Simply search for your parish, school, or organization in the search box on the left side. If you don’t see your parish, school, or organization listed please contact Scott Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-443-8893.