The buzz on Twitter today will be all about #GivingTuesday.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a great idea to bring us all back to what matters during this holiday season.
Hint… it’s not about the shopping. :)
I like how Mashable is suggesting you could snap a photo of yourself with a note saying what you’re doing on #GivingTuesday. Our eGroups are already serving all over our city this month in response to our #BannerYears series, so we look forward to seeing your photos. Be sure to let us know on Twitter by including @ElevOutreach in your tweet.
If you’re looking for ideas how to serve someone today, check out our events page. If you’re age 13+ you can join us 9-1 at the Operation Christmas Child processing center to pack shoebox gifts for children in need all over the world. Hands on Charlotte is looking for age 14+ volunteers to help teachers shop for supplies at Classroom Central in the afternoon, and homework tutors are needed at the Sugar Creek library from 5:30-6:30pm.
Some of you are serving with our #M1Initiative on your #GivingTuesday, tell us about that. We’ve been hearing some really encouraging stories about the relationships you’re making with children in our city.
Maybe on this #GivingTuesday you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to take a trip to serve outside the U.S. and outside your comfort zone. One of our outreach eGroups led by Steve Esposito is headed to El Salvador January 18-27 and they have a few spots left on their roster. Volunteers need to raise $1,600 for the trip – it includes lodging, airfare, etc.
Steve says, “I am looking forward to serving the needs of poverty stricken families throughout El Salvador by building safe affordable homes in Partnership with Habitat International.” It’s a great opportunity. Let us know via Twitter or in the comments section here on the blog and we’ll connect you to Steve.
And remember, it was just six months ago that we completed the Orange Initiative – a promise to serve 100,000 hours in one year in our city. Get inspiration from the video below and tell us about your #GivingTuesday!
The Orange Initiative 2011-2012 from Elevation Church on Vimeo.