OR-ID Abundant Health Team recommends missions and ministry giving for Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is November 29 this year. Giving Tuesday, often described as a global day of giving or a global generosity movement, is held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It provides an opportunity for caring people to make an special donation to worthy non-profits as an expression of gratitude and generosity.
The Oregon-Idaho Abundant Health Team recommends a number of giving opportunities within our United Methodist denomination for consideration on Giving Tuesday and for local church Christmas offerings.
At the top of the list this year is the grass roots program, Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic. Love Beyond Borders, in partnership with UNICEF, COVAX, and WHO seeks to get COVID vaccines equitably distributed around the world. But more opportunities, including ones connected to other parts of the Greater Northwest Area, are included here:
Abundant Health - Advance #3021770
Increasing access to health interventions in economically vulnerable communities.
Love Beyond Borders - Advance #3022671
Helping to get COVID vaccines equitably distributed around the world.
Brazil: Shade and Fresh Water - Advance #11580A
Helping at-risk children and teens in Brazil develop character through a national after-school network
Kenya: Maua Hospital Service Fund – Advance #09613A
Providing life-saving inpatient healthcare for the critically ill in Kenya.
Liberia: Ganta UM Hospital - Advance #15080N
To improve service delivery at Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia.
Liberia: Camphor Mission: Health Clinic - Advance #12548A
Providing education, healthcare and agricultural training to help people recovering from war in Liberia.
Katherine Parker Serving At: Health Team of the United Mission to Nepal - Advance #15187Z
Katherine Parker is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, working in community development in Nepal.
UMCOR Global Migration - Advance #3022144
Addressing the global refugee and migration crisis.
Atlantic Street Center, Seattle, WA
Offers mental health counseling, youth development activities, early literacy programs and parent support services to more than 3,000 low-income families.
Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors
Provides free immigration legal services to our low-income community members.
Tacoma Community House
Promotes social justice offering equity-advancing programs through immigration, education, employment, advocacy, and housing.
Many of these projects are part of the General Board of Global Ministries where giving is through the Advance. The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100 percent of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. This work fulfills both physical and spiritual needs through a variety of partnerships worldwide to reach mutual goals that make a life-changing and long-lasting impact.