As we prepare for the traditions of Thanksgiving, and Christmas, many are also planning their strategy to get as many discounts as possible on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You may be aware that the next day that follows is #Giving Tuesday on December 1, which is society's response to the tremendous consumerism that people have just indulged in the prior several days.
#Giving Tuesday is now a movement in 98 countries and has raised over $177 million from 1.6 million gifts. #Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since many of our Cathedral parishioners will already be giving to their favorite charities on that day, they can also contribute to their parish.
Here are a few resources that can provide you with ideas:
Office of Social Ministry "Season of Hope"
Office of Social Ministry "The Window"
St. Joseph Cathedral gift of "Stewardship"