Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving when people share the gift of their time, talent and treasure to support organizations they believe in. This year, Giving Tuesday is November 27, 2018. Your gift to Catholic Charities of Central Florida, no matter the size, helps transform lives. Here are some ways to help make the season brighter for people in need.

1. Pray

Dear Lord,
You have blessed us with the gift of life, the ability to breathe, to see, to hear, to experience the gift of creation that surrounds us. You have asked us to love you with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. You have asked us to come to you when we are tired for your yoke is easy and your burden is light.

Help us, through the Holy Spirit, to trust in you especially when our burdens seem overwhelming. Help us to embrace you as completely as we can. Help us to never forget that when we embrace our neighbors who are hungry, thirsty, sick, imprisoned or strangers we embrace you. Bless us, Lord Jesus, with the gift of seeing others as you see them. Give us the courage to serve others in humility and love. Help us to follow your example of loving service to others, knowing that you will be with us till the end of the age.
Amen.

2. Donate your spare change

.50 cents here, .75 cents there… small change can make a BIG difference! Your change adds up and can help us care for families when they need it most. Connect a card, make some purchases and your change is automatically donated each month. Sign up today!

Donate Spare Change

 

3. Donate online

Click here to make a donation online. Your gift to Catholic Charities of Central Florida is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts received on or before December 31, 2018, may qualify for a 2019 income tax deduction. Letters for income tax purposes are mailed in January to all donors who have made a total gift of $250 or more to Catholic Charities of Central Florida.

Donate online

 

4. Shop with Amazon Smile

Select us as your charitable donation to support our programs each time you make a qualifying purchase.

Amazon Smile

 

5. Donate gift cards

Gift cards to groceries, gas stations and other stores help people in need purchase food, medications and more! These cards also help families celebrate the season with a holiday meal and toys under the tree. Send cards to:

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
1819 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

 

6. Volunteer

Volunteers come from various backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they have a heart for service. Our volunteers expand our reach with their dedication and passion so we can serve more people in more places! Click here to search all volunteer opportunities by location, interest, date, or keyword.

November 15, 2018