#GivingTuesday 2013

Have you shopped ’till you dropped? Worked your fingers to the bone getting good deals?

Now it’s time to type that credit card number in one more time. This time, it’s to give a little help to someone who needs a gift even more than Aunt Edna needs that awesome scarf you grabbed for her.

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday began as a grass roots movement, and really got some social media chops in 2012 making a significant impact in the number of online donations.

I KNOW you want to be a part of it this year!

While you’re thinking about where you want to give you Giving Tuesday donation, please enjoy this awesome video starring one of my favorite people, Carrie Hood. My Maggie has had the honor of working with her both as a co-star and director, and she is truly an amazing lady. I love this video.

If you aren’t interested in helping out CARE fight global poverty as Carries suggests, I’ve made a list of organizations that I support. I encourage you to pick one and make a difference.

Operation Christmas Child: You all know that OCC is my biggest soft spot. I just love the idea of kids getting a gift. Even though collection week is over, you can still pack a box online.

Samaritan’s Purse: Not only does Samaritan’s Purse organize Operation Christmas Child, but they do amazing work all over the world. If there is a disaster, they are there in hours. Currently, they are working hard in the Phillippines.

Mercy House Kenya: I watched Kristen start this project through her blog and have been donating monthly to this amazing project from the beginning. They’re in the process raising funds for a second house in Kenya.

Food For Thought: This is a food collection organization in my community that we support every time we can. They do an awesome job keeping food pantries all around my county full. If you don’t live near me, find a food pantry near you to support.

Your Local Church: I can’t provide you a link to your church, but I bet you know how to donate to them. The local church is the hands of Jesus to many, and they can always use some financial help.

So, take a minute. Pray if you’re so inclined. Make a decision and give.


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