Published September 21, 2017
ATLANTA—The Atlanta Catholic community is being encouraged to participate in the third annual #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on Tuesday, Nov. 28, also known as #GivingTuesday, a global day devoted to giving.
The kickoff for #iGiveCatholic will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Chancery, 2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will be on hand. All are welcome to attend.
Organizers want the crowdfunded campaign to raise awareness of and money for the charitable, educational and spiritual ministries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
This campaign is a trend that has turned the first days after Thanksgiving, typically focused on holiday shopping, instead to concern for others. Following Thanksgiving, there’s Black Friday and CyberMonday for online shopping. #GivingTuesday began in 2012 as an effort to promote giving at the start of the Christmas season.
The local goal in the Archdiocese of Atlanta is to raise $500,000 as part of a national benchmark of $3.5 million for parishes, schools and nonprofit organizations in a 24-hour giving day on Tuesday, Nov. 28. There’s no cost to participate, and organizations can participate through the iGiveCatholic.org page.
To generate excitement, the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia will offer prizes to participating ministries and organizations.
Opportunities for training for #iGiveCatholic include: Friday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m., Catholic Foundation, 5871 Glenridge Drive, NE, Ste. 300, Atlanta; Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers; Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m., St. Clement Church, Calhoun; and Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m., St. George Church, Newnan.
For more information, contact Juliet Greco, Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, at 404-497-9440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.