National Giving Day — or #GivingTuesday — is a global day of giving fueled by the power of collaboration and social media. Celebrated in the US on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, November 29, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Last year over 700,000 people participated in Giving Tuesday and over $116M was raised online in over 70 countries. This is an amazing testament to the human spirit of generosity and the divine impulse to do good!
This year, Global Sharing has decided to join in and we are encouraging one and all to participate in Giving Tuesday. We are zeroing in our efforts on Alpha Mission School in India and their facility expansion project which will double their enrollment capacity. We are 20% of the way to raising the funds necessary to complete Phase 2 of the project by March and this Giving Day you can help us over the hump.
The beauty of this project is multi-faceted. The money raised will be given to AMS in the form of a loan. Once repaid, Global Sharing will put the funds to work again, assisting schools in other marginalized regions to expand and grow. In the meantime, by doubling enrollment, the Jamangs, who founded and run AMS, will become self-supporting. They will continue to provide quality English and Bible-based education to the next generation of Indian children, sowing the seed of the gospel of grace into the hearts of Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist kids.
More information about the school's vision and the particulars of the project are available HERE. More information on Giving Tuesday can be found HERE. Whether or not you can help AMS and Global Sharing achieve our goals for school expansion in India, we encourage you to join the Giving Tuesday movement of generosity and give somewhere this holiday season. You will surely be blessed!
PS Giving to Global Sharing can happen anytime, not just on November 29th! Click HERE to find our giving page.