It’s #GivingTuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday.

We stuffed our faces on Thursday and shopped until we dropped on Friday. We celebrated Small Business Saturday and then drove home from wherever we were and polished off the turkey and maybe took our visiting family to church on Sunday. Cyber Monday almost broke the internet with eager housewives snatching up THE BEST DEALS IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!

But today is Giving Tuesday.

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The 25 Group is challenging folks to give $25 today. Maybe you could share some links we tweet out as well or post on Facebook and help us spread the word. We’ll also be sharing about the fine work of some of our ministry partners. There are a lot of good organizations out there. Above all, we encourage you to give SOMETHING to SOMEONE.

We’re all about giving. That’s why we exist as an organization — to fund Kingdom work all over the world. And it’s happened since we launched back in January. There’s the school building and water well in India, for instance, and as we stand today both projects are funded in full. We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with Central India Christian Mission to see these to projects come to pass.

givingtuesday2.001Over 200 people have given — some just a few bucks — and we’ve raised over $60,000 so far this year. Nearly all of it has already been dished back out to worthy causes all over the world. Not just in India. We also funded the operation of a nutrition center in the Dominican Republic. In the village of Los Perez, this center feeds about 70 kids a hot meal every single day. For many, it’s the only meal they eat.

Along with it comes a multivitamin and clean drinking water. In fact, the organization we partner with (G.O. Ministries) provides a vitamin at each meal for all 11 of their nutrition centers, providing added nutrition to over 1,000 kids daily. In addition to funding the nutrition center in Los Perez, The 25 Group was able to purchase a year’s supply of vitamins for all 11 nutrition centers in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Even with all our projects completely funded, there’s still plenty of work to do. Back in August, we were able to provide some emergency assistance to ISIS victims in Iraq. As needs are made aware to us, we want to be able to respond — feeding the hungry, providing water for the thirsty, helping the sick and stranger and naked and imprisoned. That’s why The 25 Group exists, and we’d love to have you partner with us.

Can you give $25 today? It will help us tie a bow on 2014 and launch into 2015 with maximum impact. We already have projects lined up in Haiti, Kenya, and in the United States. We’ll be tackling needs for organizations that are working in slums, prisons, and safe houses. Click on any of the picks above to donate to The 25 Group.

Get a little something for your gift! Kill two birds with one stone and do some late Cyber Monday shopping as well as give back. My book Grip: Let Loose, Dig Deep & Take Hold is available online in Kindle and print editions. All my profits go directly back to The 25 Group — I’m not keeping one cent — and it would make a great gift for a reader you love this Christmas. The Kindle edition is only 99 cents in December!

Whatever you do, just give. It’s #GivingTuesday, and it’s a great opportunity not to fill your own stocking or stomach, but to provide very real and necessary assistance to organizations in your own back yard and all over the world.

Thanks for giving!

 

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