Diocese participating in GivingTuesday, iGiveCatholic national events this year
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After loading up at the Thanksgiving table and running ragged shopping on Black Friday, the church is inviting the faithful to also remember others in need on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30. Advanced giving for the effort began on Nov. 15.
Natalie Stuhlsatz, the Catholic Education Development coordinator in the diocesan Office of Development, said over 20 parishes, schools, and ministries in the diocese are taking part in the global generosity movement.
“#iGiveCatholic is a social media-based platform so people can give online,” she said. “You can give online to your parish and you can give online to someone way across the globe.”
She said GivingTuesday’s timing isn’t accidental. “It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving when people are feeling good after being with their families,” she said, adding that the event is a way to show gratitude to God for all the blessings the faithful have received.
#iGiveCatholic and GivingTuesday are ways Catholics can go beyond their regular giving and tithing, Stuhlsatz said.
Almost $2.5 billion was donated to U.S. nonprofits on GivingTuesday 2020 by 34.8 million people, she said.
“This year the faithful can help their parish or help someone down the street – going above and beyond yourself,” she said.
Some of the recipients allow the donor to give for a specific purpose, Stuhlsatz said. For example, a school may allow the donor to give $50 for textbooks.