Thursday, December 12, 2013

Giving Tuesday Rocks!

Don't tell my family. . .   on Giving Tuesday our family donated to UMCOR's Mother & Child survival program.   This program targets women in pregnancy and in their child's first 5 years to help with nutrition and health care to ensure that mother and child are healthy and strong.    I'm painting ornaments of Mary & baby Jesus for each of my extended family members with info on the back about this program.  The kids are going to help me with the ornaments and we hope that if our gift really helps just one family that is so much better than what we would spend at a store. 

Giving Tuesday was a success for the United Methodist Church & for ministry around the world check this out:

Iowa Methodists Show Generosity With #Giving Tuesday

Members of the Iowa Conference of the Methodist Church were not outdone in participation in the 
General Board of Global Ministries 2013 #Giving Tuesday. In Iowa, 54,169 gifts totaling $18,782,297.62 had been calculated for the General Board of Global Ministries’ #Giving Tuesday as of earlier this week. Gifts ranged from $10 into the thousands of dollars. Individuals and churches displayed generosity via dozens of charitable outreach organizations on December 3. A final accounting of the distribution of gifts will be available by December 16.

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