WHAT IS #IGIVECATHOLIC?
#iGiveCatholic is the first-ever online giving day for the Catholic community. It is a call to share of our blessings with the Church and those the Church helps and supports in our communities.
This year, #iGiveCatholic is being celebrated by 6 Catholic arch/dioceses in the southeast region: The Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and Diocese of Jackson.
To celebrate our unique Catholic heritage #iGiveCatholic is a giving day created to rally the Catholic community on #GivingTuesday, November 29th – a global day of giving. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on iGiveCatholic.org during a 24-hour period, and eligible Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and not-for-profit organizations located in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and Diocese of Jackson will have the chance to receive prizes offered by our generous and giving #iGiveCatholic sponsors.
THE GOAL: $1,500,000 FOR PARISHES, SCHOOLS, MINISTRIES, AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS!
The goal of the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day is to inspire our Catholic community to come together with giving in support of organizations that shape our souls: our parishes, schools, ministries and not-for-profit organizations. #iGiveCatholic’s goal is to deliver $1,500,000 to our Catholic organizations in a 24-hour period.
Let's come together to share our gifts lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
WHY HOST A DAY OF CATHOLIC GIVING ON #GIVINGTUESDAY?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for purchasing gifts for loved ones - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, individuals and organizations around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
We know that, for Catholics, generosity and giving have a profound meaning. As children of God, giving is the ultimate expression of mercy as we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless and preserve our Catholic heritage for future generations. Compelled to action by our shared faith, Catholics are energized to give back knowing that little is much when God is in it.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
#iGiveCatholic is an online platform with searchable profiles of participating parishes, schools, ministries, and not-for-profit organizations affiliated with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and Diocese of Jackson. All donations will be processed through the website iGiveCatholic.org. Anyone can donate to their favorite ministry on Tuesday, November 29th from midnight until 11:59 pm. Participating organizations and donors can track progress throughout the event through the Leaderboard.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
There are three requirements for eligible parishes, schools, ministries, and not-for-profit organizations located in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and Diocese of Jackson to be eligible to participate in #iGiveCatholic:
Complete and submit a Parish/School/Not-for-Profit Commitment Form.
Attend an #iGiveCatholic training session.
Complete your organization’s online profile beginning September 1 by visiting http://iGiveCatholic.org.
WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
#iGiveCatholic giving day runs from midnight until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. All donations must be made at iGiveCatholic.org during that 24-hour period. The minimum donation is $25 and there is no maximum.
SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
Join us as an #iGiveCatholic Giving Day sponsor or funder. We have great opportunities for you to get involved! Email [email protected] to learn more.