Giving Tuesday begins tonight at mid-night,
November 30, 2021
Face-to-Face Fundraising for causes that do good work in our communities is rapidly changing. The pandemic continues to linger and people are not yet ready to attend big-group gatherings.
Giving Tuesday has become a world-wide phenomenon since it’s 2012 inception. Amazingly giving was up even during the Year of Covid-19. Even so, it has been sad to see that some non-profits still did not survive. That has made Giving Tuesday even more important in making more people aware of charity. The 24-hour event has also inspired younger people – not always prone to giving.
Income the Benedictine Sisters of Florida traditionally make both within the monastery and through jobs held, has been dramatically reduced since March 2020. A few of the Sisters lost jobs outside the monastery as well.
Please consider being an Ambassador, sharing our story and encouraging your friends and and family to join you in donating on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Make it more fun and more impactful by forming your own Giving Circle (email Faith Pridmore to learn how easy it is)! firstname.lastname@example.org
The “How to” on GivingTuesday:
1. Donate by Mail:
2. Donate Online:
Our dear friend and loyal donor, John Picciano, loves the idea of helping the Benedictine Sisters of Florida through the formation of Giving Circles. He has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar every donation on Giving Tuesday up to $30,000. That means for example that your $50 donation becomes a $100 donation.
Mr. Picciano makes this substantial pledge as encouragement for our donors to put together a Giving Circle of their friends and family. Just imagine (“the pebble in the pond”) what that could do to your Giving Circle group!
Form your Giving Circle now in readiness of Giving Tuesday and begin a worthy tradition of giving that can be part of your legacy!
For questions or help forming a Giving Circle, call or email Faith Pridmore at: email@example.com or (352) 588-8320. She can give you whatever you might need.
How do I form a Giving Circle:
Options to Give:
1. By Mail:
Giving Circles are a great way for people of like values to make a greater impact with their charitable dollars. GivingTuesday is a perfect opportunity to do that and easy!
The group can be two, ten or whatever number you decide. Start small and watch the number of members and donations grow to benefit the Sisters and their ministries. As a part of your collective, the individual member’s donation(s) are magnified.
1. By Mail:
Keep it interesting: Going forward you can plan to create a logo for your group; members might want to invite other like-minded people to the group; give youngsters their first experience with giving back with their own donation. YOU envision what your circle can be and know that God is smiling upon what gets accomplished in Christ’s name.
For questions or help forming your own Giving Circle, call or email Faith Pridmore at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 588-8320. She can give you whatever you might need.
We receive communications like the above from so many guests after their visit to Holy Name Monastery.
For most it is no ordinary experience. Reasons for those who reach-out to us vary from the joy and celebration of faith to the crushing blow of losing a loved one. Whatever the reason, closeness to and a better understanding of God is the desire. In the quiet, in walks on the property, reflection in the chapel, time to just be — the experience is often life changing.
Our prayer is to help guests experience what they are in need of so that when they leave this place, they feel a renewal and a confidence that they are not alone. God is present in their lives.
As a supporter of our mission, you know such work has great value and you know funds raised are preciously and respectfully stewarded by the Sisters. We ask that you share this message with your social network. Give friends, family and colleagues the opportunity to know the joy of helping to change lives. As an Ambassador for our cause, you can further help seekers, the needy, the elderly and those looking for direction in our chaotic world.
Even $5.00 donations on Giving Tuesday makes a difference and collectively can help ensure that our 2021 Goal of $30,000 is successful.