A Global Giving Movement: Giving Tuesday

The Sisters of Divine Providence have raised $1.626 million dollars to expand and modernize our McCullough Hall Nursing Center where many of our Senior Sisters call home. We are short of our goal of $1.82 million dollars. As I signed our most recent stack of donor thank you letters, I noticed that almost 60% of them included a gift to the Congregation in memory of one or more of our Sisters who had a significant influence in our donors’ lives. There were many others with requests to honor living Sisters who now dedicate themselves to prayer and presence. It caused me to reflect on the very different ways that these Sisters had furthered the mission of Jesus Christ through their varying ministries. Their contributions included education, nursing, administration, hospitality, social justice, and more. They had a lasting effect on thousands of lives!

This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history! We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and you will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season that we are proud to be part of.

In its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of year-giving.

In this charitable season, #GivingTuesday, we hope you will honor and support our Sisters who have made a difference in your life.  Help us to complete the work on their homes as they remember you and yours in their daily prayers.  Know that our Sisters continue to enlighten and encourage us and all whom they come across through their presence and gratitude.

Mary Anne Votion, Director of Mission Support

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