Giving Catholic on Giving Tuesday
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is joining several dioceses across the country to host an #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on Nov. 27. Participating parishes, schools,and Catholic non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to raise funds online for their own local needs. There is no cost to organizations to participate. This fundraising initiative is taking place in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to the charitable causes that positively impact our world.
“We’ve seen and heard the positive impact this giving day has had on organizations and communities,” said Ryan Lopez from the Stewardship Department. “We wanted to bring this national initiative to our local archdiocese and provide it as a gift to parishes, schools, and organizations that might not have the resources to run an online giving day.”
Once a parish, school, or Catholic non-profit organization signs up for #iGiveCatholic they will gain access to a customizable website giving page. Each participating organization’s page will have a description on how donations raised will be used, including pictures and videos.
Leading up to and throughout the giving day, each participating organization can promote their campaign through online marketing and social media, reaching out to parishioners, school parents, grandparents, alumni and donors inviting them to make a donation on Nov. 27.
“We are encouraging participating organizations to dream. What are things that they want to provide to their communities that they have not had the extra funding to do? This is also a fun and engaging opportunity to rally their communities around local causes,” Ryan Lopez explained.
In a 24-hour period, thousands of gifts are made and together, we have the ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe even $1 million, to benefit great Catholic causes.
We know that, for Catholics, generosity and giving have a profound meaning. As children of God, giving is the ultimate expression of mercy as we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, and preserve our Catholic heritage for future generations. Compelled to action by our shared faith, Catholics are energized to give back knowing that little is much when God is in it.
Registration is underway for parishes, schools and ministries for #iGiveCatholic. For more information, please contact Ryan Lopez, director of development operations at [email protected] or call 513-421-3131 ext. 2882. The last day to register is Oct. 31.