Be a Spark for Ministry on GivingTuesday

Global Day of Giving Takes Place on November 30

Posted November 24, 2021

"On GivingTuesday, we're aiming to raise $15,000 for the extraordinary diocesan ministries and programs supported through Ignite: Faith in the Future," said Bishop Susan Bell. "Throughout the pandemic, we've been the face and hands of Christ through our vital witness in our communities;  GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to give a special gift to support these important ministries."

GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses, and communities across Canada and in countries around the world. It's the world’s largest generosity movement and is considered by many as the opening day of the giving season. Since 2013, GivingTuesday has united millions of Canadians to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

"The impact of GivingTuesday goes well beyond charitable donations, it inspires giving in all its forms," said Gillian Doucet Campbell, director of stewardship and development. People around the world are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for faith communities, charities and non-profits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbour, and celebrate generosity. "It's a wonderful way to live into the generous spirit stewardship and compassion that is at the heart of our faith."

The diocese is aiming to raise $15,000 to support the many ministries and programs highlighted through the Ignite annual appeal. These include university chaplaincies; truth, reconciliation & Indigenous ministries, the Niagara School for Missional Leadership, Mission in Acts (formerly the Chinese Anglican Ministry), the Migrant Farmworkers ministry, and much more.

"Last year we partnered with Ecclesiastical Insurance in a matching campaign for GivingTuesday, raising well over our $20,000 goal to support the Pandemic Response Fund," said Doucet Campbell. "The Pandemic Response Fund has supported over 30 parishes and several more affiliated ministries of our diocese."

While November 30 is designated as GivingTuesday, donations can be received through the Ignite website in the days and weeks which follow. 

"Together we can do more than we can ask or imagine, and I am so grateful for the wonderful support of the Ignite ministries and programs that allow us to be a blessing to so many in our diocese and beyond," said Bishop Bell.