From ACED, they sent 100 baskets.
From TEAM UP, they made 200 baskets in two stages.
We filled out a form with the name, address, age and cell phone number of the people.
And as a testimony, the last basket that was sent by ACED was given to a sister who had just died with her husband. She was very grateful. She did not think that we would go to comfort her because it was like being with leprosy if a family member died and even more so if we took the basket to her. A great blessing.
Did you know after Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday? After two days that are great for the economy, there comes a day dedicated to doing good for the community. Giving Tuesday is considered the “opening day of the giving season” and is a day charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for their favourite causes.
Giving Tuesday is in its eighth year of operation. GivingTuesday.org had its most successful year yet in 2019, with a 28% increase in giving from the year before. In the US alone, $511 million was given within 24 hours!
Social Media Connection
Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. This ever-increasing consciousness is connected via social media and the internet as a whole, offering a massive platform through which missions can be shared, donations requested, and gifts boasted across networks.
Giving Tuesday and You
Email is one of the most powerful mediums to engage with others. Consider writing a special message about Giving Tuesday, what it means for the organizations you support, and for the community you serve. Tell a compelling story to keep other donors engaged. Use specific examples to show the impact of their contributions.
Don’t assume that your call to action is implied. If your goal is to raise money, clearly ask your audience to make a donation and send them directly to your donation page. Consider using #givingtuesday and #givingtuesdayca.
Giving Tuesday and Peru
Peruvians are still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is experiencing the worst economic recession in over a century, and many face starvation. As mentioned in Rocio’s story, Communities for Life is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and TeamUp to send food baskets to the needy in Peru. Abiding by federal COVID-19 restrictions, our team is doing what they can to interact with communities and prepare and distribute food baskets.
Would you consider giving to Communities for Life this Giving Tuesday? Your donation to the Family Food Basket program can make a difference in many lives. Just $15 can feed an entire Peruvian family for a week. This Giving Tuesday, we are relying on donations from people like you to ensure that we can distribute food to those who need it most.