#GivingTuesday: Doubling Our Donations To UMC Ministries

November 08, 2013

Brenda Vaca,  Justice For Our Neighbors, Imagine No Malaria, and Wadi Faquin
 
On December 3 is UMC #GivingTuesday, when gifts made online through The Advance will be matched dollar for dollar. Building on the recent US shopping traditions of Black Friday, Local Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, UMC #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving instead of getting through supporting organizations that are transforming the world.
 
For 24 hours starting on Tuesday, December 3, at midnight (ET), the first $500,000 of online gifts through The Advance will be matched 100 percent.
 
The Mission Service Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference would like to emphasize the following projects for consideration on #GivingTuesday:
 
Brenda Vaca – Advance #3021888

The Rev. Brenda Vaca a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Western Jurisdiction National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry missionary, based in San Jose, California. She was commissioned in October 2013. (Read more) To give to Vaca, click here.

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) – Advance #901285

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is a network of immigrant welcoming communities that provide immigration legal services, advocacy and education. JFON operates approximately 40 church-based immigration legal clinics serving more than 3,000 low-income clients a year through 15 locally managed and operated JFON sites. Three sites are in The California-Nevada Annual Conference--San Francisco the second Monday of the month, San Mateo the third Monday of the month, and Sacramento the third Thursday of the month. For an appointment, call Belinda Robinson at (415) 586-1444, Ext. 205. (Read more) To give to this project, click here.
 
Imagine No Malaria – Advance #3021190
 
Imagine No Malaria is the denomination's effort to promote Global Health by eliminating deaths from malaria by 2015. The California-Nevada Conference's goal is to save 200,000 lives by raising 2, 000,000 dollars by 2015. Imagine No Malaria is an opportunity to make an impact of historical significance, making malaria –a killer disease no more. For more information, click here. To give to this project, click here.
 
Wadi Faquin – Advance #3021565

The Palestinian village of Wadi Foquin is located near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The valley (wadi) is squeezed between the Green Line/border with Israel on one side and the illegal Jewish settlement of Bitar Illit on the other. Training in new areas is needed that will assist people in finding new avenues for employment other than agricultural. Providing community development projects for residents of Palestinian villages in the West Bank. (Read more) To give to this project, click here.
 
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