Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 in 2018, and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many people begin to focus on holiday and end-of-year giving.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y - a community and cultural center in New York City - Giving Tuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
This year, generous partners of LHM have come together to match your gift 3:1, taking your donation four times as far! This opportunity only comes once a year, so don't miss your chance to extend the impact of your gift! This year, we have made the possibilities to donate easier than ever. In order for you to take full advantage, we want to outline every way you can be involved in Lutheran Hour Ministries #GivingTuesday 2018!
1. Donate to our Facebook Fundraiser
This year we have launched two NEW ways to give a gift to LHM including Facebook Fundraisers. Facebook Fundraisers allow donors to donate directly through the social media platform. This is a popular way for individuals to donate to causes that are important to them. It can also inspire peer-to-peer giving. When you donate on Facebook directly, you have the choice to share the fact that you donated with your Facebook friends. This provides excellent publicity and an ever-growing reach for the mission of Lutheran Hour Ministries. Available on mobile and desktop!
2. Text "GIVE" to 417-815-8105
Text to give is the second feature LHM is introducing for Giving Tuesday 2018. By texting the word "GIVE" to the number listed above, you will receive prompts to follow on how to donate to LHM through the convenience of your cell phone! Standard text/data rates may apply.
3. Visit lhm.org/givingtuesday
This website is FULL of information about our #GivingTuesday initiative "Planting the Seeds" and the impact your money can have. Visitors can get an insider's perspective on the work of our international ministry center: LHM - Uruguay. This ministry center is just one example of the work LHM is doing worldwide. Our Giving Tuesday website also includes videos introducing Gabriela, the director of LHM-Uruguay and a descriptive picture of LHM's mission and ministry.
4. Call 1-800-876-9880
On-the-go? Maybe you are driving, walking the dog, or simply have your hands full and can't seem to click through the digital donation process this #GivingTuesday. You can always grab the phone and give us a call to share your gift! This day of giving goes beyond its social media roots and celebrates your gift from any medium!
5. Mail your donation to
Lutheran Hour Ministries
attn: Giving Tuesday
660 Mason Ridge Center Dr.
St. Louis MO, 63141
Finally, if you prefer to send your gift through the mail, please ensure it is labeled with the proper "attn: Giving Tuesday" so that you do not miss the opportunity to take advantage of our Giving Tuesday 3:1 match, taking your gift four times as far!
Always keep in mind, #GivingTuesday is not about budgets or campaigns; it's about remembering that giving is a joyful practice. When you give, you grow - closer to God and closer to humankind. Watch your email inbox and tune in to Lutheran Hour Ministries Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Giving Tuesday, November, 27, 2018.