Since 2012, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) has become a global day of charitable giving known as Giving Tuesday (or more widely known as #GivingTuesday). What better day to kick off Heaven’s Family’s year-end Matching Gift Challenge than that day? This is that time of year when I can promise you that your investment will be doubled through our Matching Gift Challenge, meaning that you can make even more of an impact in the lives of others.
But first, let me tell you about one person whom your giving has impacted this year. Shainah-Mae (pictured above), is an 11-year-old girl living in the slums of an impoverished region in the Philippines. Through donations to Heaven’s Family, she is receiving desperately-needed support, through which she is fed, shown Christian love, protected and given an education. She told us that without this support, “I would not know about Jesus or the Bible…I would not be in school and my family would be hungry.”
Our end-of-the-year Matching Gift Challenge makes it possible for us to serve hundreds of individuals like Shainah-Mae all around the world whom we would not have been able to otherwise help. This is our single most effective fundraiser of the year, giving us a lovely wave of momentum going into the new year. The fruit of everyone rising to the challenge is enormous. And you can help play a very important role in all of it.
The way our Matching Gift Challenge works is simple. In November, some generous supporters of Heaven’s Family made a matching gift challenge pledge of $150,000. This means that every contribution to our Matching Gift Challenge through the year’s end will be doubled, up to a cumulative total of $150,000. So a $25 gift becomes $50; a $100 gift becomes $200; $5,000 becomes $10,000; and so on. If we can raise $150,000 towards our Matching Gift Challenge, Heaven’s Family will receive a total of $300,000 that will benefit all 21 of Heaven’s Family’s Focused Ministries equally. That will result in tons of blessings for the “least of these” around the globe as well as some significant advancement of Jesus’ kingdom.
You can easily contribute to Heaven’s Family’s Matching Gift Challenge via credit card at HeavensFamily.org/DOUBLE, or by mailing a check to Heaven’s Family, P.O. Box 12854, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. (Please write, “Matching Gift Challenge” in the memo.)
Thanks so much for your investments these past 12 months in the lives of those Jesus loves. Your support makes a world of difference to them. And thank you for considering this special opportunity to help us minister to more persecuted believers, reach more people with the gospel and meet more pressing needs among your spiritual family around the world.
All for Jesus,