Today is #GivingTuesday. What is that, you ask? Good question! I found this on their website: “Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.” To read more of what it is all about, click [here]
I support Compassion International. My family and I sponsor a little eight year old boy in Haiti through Compassion. Haiti was devastated by Hurricane Matthew at the beginning of October….. and while our sponsor child and his family are okay, many people in Haiti are not. They are in need of shelter, water, food & medical supplies. Donations through Compassion can towards those needs.
I give to Compassion monthly, so that they can get Michelton the items he needs and learn all about Jesus. We exchange letters with him, which I cherish deeply. I also give to Compassion via AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is something everyone can participate in. It is free and easy to sign up. All you need to do is: Go to smile.amazon.com , select Compassion International, Inc, then do all your shopping. When you shop on Amazon, 0.5% of all purchases will be donated to Compassion.* (* Not all items on Amazon are eligible for AmazonSmile. Amazon will prompt you if your purchase is eligible for the program.)
To learn more about ways about how YOU can donate through Compassion International and help a poverty stricken child somewhere in the world, click here.
Proverbs 14:3 (ICB) Whoever is cruel to the poor insults their Maker. But anyone who is kind to the needy honors God.