Giving Tuesday: 3 Awesome Orgs

It’s Giving Tuesday, a day focused on sharing with others during the holiday season. I wanted to share some ministries I care about deeply if you are looking for some awesome organizations to support this December (or all the year-round).

Urban Perform

I’m starting locally with this nonprofit gym in Atlanta. My dear friend Laura started Urban Perform, almost accidentally, as the neighborhood began asking her to lead the project and God just kept opening doors. It was incredible to watch.

They focus on providing safe, affordable opportunities for exercise. They know positive physical health can have a huge impact on individuals, families and communities.

Mission Year

Full disclosure: I work for Mission Year and totally love the work we do!

Mission Year is a national organization that places Christian young adults in urban neighborhoods in the US. Team members volunteer with local agencies, partner with community churches and invest in the neighborhood.

Lemonade International

Earlier this year, Billy and I had a discussion about our desire to support a ministry serving in Guatemala. We were particularly drawn to Lemonade International because they work in the capital city.

They are doing some incredible work, and we are excited about their micro-finance program. They also address housing and education needs.

I’d love to know other folks doing good work across the globe. Feel free to share your favorite ministries in the comments. 

And if you are looking for some fantastic organizations to support, I hope you’ll consider these three.

Photo Credits: Len Matthews

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  1. Denise L Hershberger6:29 PM

    My personal favorite is Casa de Amor. But full disclosure I "work" for them :) I am their Child Sponsorship Coordinator, but even if I wasn't I would still send them my support. They are a group of 4 children's homes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We have kids as young as newborns all the way to 10 year olds. We have a kid that is blind, one that is HIV positive, and many that need other special needs attended to. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casadeamorbolivia or online: http://www.casadeamor.org/

  2. Thanks for sharing these three. I want to share what I am doing because I love it and think everyone should know. ;-) I work in Uganda with teenage former street boys. We give them a home, education, counseling and help them reconnect with their families in hopes that they can eventually be resettled. Our website is www.lot2545.org.

  3. For some reason, my commenting system is hiding comments for this post. I think I have it fixed now, but I wanted to share two organizations that commenters Denise and Amanda passed along.

    Denise works for Casa de Amor, a group of 4 children's homes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. You can visit their website: http://www.casadeamor.org/.

    And Amanda works in Uganda with teenage former street boys. Their website is www.lot2545.org.

    Thanks for passing along these great links, friends!


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