#GivingTuesday is Dec. 2: Take an 'Unselfish Selfie' and show your support

December 01, 2014

#GivingTuesday starts tonight at 12 a.m. EST or 10 p.m. MST and ends tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. EST. Take an "Unselfish Selfie" and post it on Facebook or Twitter today to show your support for #GivingTuesday. Here's how: Print this sign to show your support for #GivingTuesday and write on it which Advance project you're donating to. Take a picture of yourself with it and post it on Facebook and Twitter today with hashtag #GivingTuesday.

In October, the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2 it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of UMC #GivingTuesday. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.

Visit www.umcmission.org/give to search for Advance projects and give.

Projects and missionaries you can support through the Advance:

Imagine No Malaria - #3021190

United Methodist Global Aids Fund - #982345

East Angola pastors - #3021453

Missionary Mozart Adevu - #13996Z

Missionary Terence W. Erbele - #10831Z

UMC #GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. It offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving instead of getting by supporting organizations that are transforming the world.

Last year on UMC #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million on line in through The Advance. 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in. It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant generosity, maximizing the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world.