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Churches + Places of Worship

Ideas

For many Americans, faith plays a major role in their desire to give and serve. Here are some of the ways that churches, faith-based organizations, mosques, temples, and other places of worship have been participating in the GivingTuesday movement:

  • Rally your congregation to fill a need in your community
  • Fundraise for your organization or a partner organization
  • Create a moment of unity amongst various faith-based institutions in your neighborhood
  • Organize a food or clothing drive to benefit a local school
  • Adopt families to provide them with holiday gifts and needed items
How Chuches + Places of Worship Participate in GivingTuesday

Case Studies

Fundraise for Another Church or School

The Church of the Holy Angels fundraised for St. Jerome School, an older, economically-disadvantaged school on the other side of Cleveland. The parishioners raised over $25,000 to help the school get a renovation for their gym, allowing them to better serve the needs of their students in nourishing their minds, bodies, and spirits!

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Fill a Need in the Community

As part of GAGives on GivingTuesday, Pastor J.R Atkins of First United Methodist Church in Hapeville stood out on the street with a collection plate to rally donations for a local arts organization

Adopt Families in Need

Conception Abbey adopted eight local families providing them with gifts to put under their trees, stuffed stockings, and even a decorated Christmas tree for their homes.

Create a Moment of Unity

A mosque and a church came together on GivingTuesday to feed and provide medical screenings to the needy, while combating stigmas and intolerance. Together the group served struggling neighbors, delivering a warm welcome and warm meal.

Feed the Hungry

Members of the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, lead by Pastor Debra B. Morton, held a drive-thru food giveaway as part of #GivingTuesdayNow

Raise Money for Your Ministry

#iGiveCatholic is a nationwide online giving event that provides Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and nonprofits the opportunity to connect with their current donors and establish relationships with new donors. On GivingTuesday 2020, the group collectively raised $12.7M to support their ministries.

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Join a Faith-Based GivingTuesday Coalition Campaign

Collaborate

There are several GivingTuesday Community movements that have formed around faith. These are nationwide campaigns, open to all organization that fit the appropriate criteria. Some campaigns offer things like training, capacity building, donation tools, matches and prizes, but more importantly, comaraderie and an opportunity to work together.

Interested in forming a GivingTuesday coalition for your faith? Learn more about leading a GivingTuesday Community!

How to Promote + Participate in GivingTuesday

Resources

Ready to join churches, mosques, temples, and places of worship around the world to create a wave of radical generosity? Use these resources to plan, promote, and rally your employees and customers to create change in honor of GivingTuesday.