Again this year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Arctic Barnabas Ministries is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29. Last year ABM received 31 donations totaling $4450 toward our ministry across the Arctic.
The holiday season is a time when giving is top-of-mind for most of us. It was against the backdrop of the hangover of collective overspending in the 2000s that #GivingTuesday was conceived by New York’s 92nd Street Y with the partnership of the United Nations Foundation. The idea they had in mind when launching the internet initiative was deliciously simple and
uniquely appealing. Our national day of thanksgiving is immediately followed by two days of stuff getting: the rampant frenzy of consumer hand-to-hand combat known as Black Friday,
which has spilled over to Cyber Monday. The splurge and binge of those days created the perfect conditions for a change of pace. We needed a dedicated day of giving, this time not just our heartfelt thanks but also something more tangible. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, arrived at the moment many of us were feeling overly stuffed, fatigued and searching for something more. Be blessed by partnering with ABM.