#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
We can always trust in God’s loving care for us, even in times of uncertainty, isolation, and desolation. This is a lesson that so many of our missionaries learn when they are serving on mission trips. They encounter our loving God who cares for His people. Individuals who, through natural disasters or chronic poverty, have lost so much allow young people to experience the great trust and joy they have in God’s providence. Now, in these COVID 19 times, when public Masses have been suspended, an unprecedented number of people have lost their jobs, and we are required to practice social isolation, we are all called to trust everything to God’s hands.