#GivingTuesday is Back!

Last year, SIFAT received $108,080 in one day from donors during #GivingTuesday. Of that, $34,050 was matching funds provided by the Global Ministries of United Methodist Church. Overall, Advance projects raised $6.5 million on #GivingTuesday 2013! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who participated last year!

This year, you have the opportunity to give again on Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The goal of #GivingTuesday is to give back to nonprofit organizations after all of the shopping that takes place on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Because of matching funds, you can double your gift!

Here are this year’s rules for UMC #GivingTuesday:

  1. Go to SIFAT’s Advance page. When donating online through the Advance, no processing fees will be taken from your gift!
  2. Matching gifts begin at 12 a.m. Dec. 2 (EST). Double check your time zone. You may need to donate on the night of Dec. 1! Global Ministries is matching gifts up to the first $1 million donated online. Last year, the matching gifts were met within the first 30 minutes.
  3. Individual gifts can receive a match of up to $2,500, and SIFAT is eligible to receive up to $25,000 in matching gifts.
  4. Do you want us to send you a personal reminder, or do you have questions? E-mail Marie, lanierm@sifat.org, for more information.