By now, most of you have heard about #GivingTuesday. It began several years ago as a way to get people to focus on not just getting on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but also to take a moment to give back on the following Tuesday. Non-profits around the world quickly jumped on the bandwagon, filling everyone’s inbox and social media feeds with requests for donations.
As we prayed and considered what we would do this #GivingTuesday, we just didn’t have a sense of peace about being another in a long line of good organizations asking for your money. The fact is, many of you have been incredibly faithful for many years to invest in our work of “tearing down walls and building up families.” To ask you for more money just didn’t feel right. So instead, we decided to flip the script this year and make #GivingTuesday about giving back to our donors!
First, we want to invite you to come to any one of our Marriage Tune Up or Parenting With Purpose conferences for 2018 for FREE as our VIP guest! Just look on our schedule for these events. If you see one you’d like to attend, call our office at 865-769-2611 and we’ll get you registered. Of course, you’ll have to get yourself there, but once you arrive, you’ll be admitted as our guest. We would also like to invite you to come back to our green room to join us in praying for the conference before it begins!
The fact is, many of you have been
incredibly faithful for many years to invest in our work of
“tearing down walls and building up families.”
To ask you for more money just didn’t feel right.
So instead, we decided to flip the script this year and make #GivingTuesday about giving back to our donors!
Next, many of you know a 1st responder or military couple who are struggling under the strain of that line of service. You want to help, but don’t know how. We want to give you the opportunity to refer them for a $200 discount towards one of our ReGeneration Experience marriage intensives. We have seen around 90% of marriages saved at these retreats. If you know of a 1st responder or military couple whose marriage is struggling, call and let them know you can help. Encourage them to contact our office to find out how to apply, then email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org and let Michele know to be on the lookout for your couple so we know to give them the scholarship on your behalf, should they be accepted.
We hope this blesses you, in some small way, for the blessing you, our faithful donor, have been to us for so many years. Without you, we literally could not do what we do to provide hope and help for marriages and families around the world!