#GivingTuesday is just around the corner on December 3, a day that charities, families, churches, businesses and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give to causes they believe in. There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now there’s #GivingTuesday, which kicks off the charitable season of giving. It’s a simple idea, and we hope you’ll join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity!
This is an especially important time to give to First Priority… Some friends of First Priority have gotten together to challenge the ministry to raise $100,000 in November and December, and they will match every penny donated! On #GivingTuesday and every day until the end of the year, your gift will be DOUBLED! Your gift of $25 will be immediately doubled to $50. Your $50 gift will be matched to make a $100 gift and $100 becomes $200. We hope you will consider giving a gift for our year-end Victory Matching Challenge.
Last school year, out of the clubs that reported, over 550 students made a decision for Christ on their school campus. Wow, God is good! Please help us start new clubs in 2020 so that more students can hear the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. The following are a couple of recent testimonies from students.
“First Priority is my church.” – Student, Bessemer City High School
“When I was in school, a lot of students would come to First Priority but not attend church. I see the results of First Priority. It’s effective and helped shape who I am. It’s the reason I’m a follower of Jesus.” – Former First Priority student
How you can be involved:
1) Please pray about a gift and give online. A gift in any amount will be instantly doubled for twice the joy, twice the hope and twice the love to a student who so desperately needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ! The great thing about #GivingTuesday is that it is less about the amount each individual gives and more about having many individuals giving on the same day.
2) Please share our #GivingTuesday information with your friend groups and/or church family through social media or other informational channels.
3) After you have given, please tell everyone you can about how you are giving and invite them to do the same. Be sure to use hashtags: #GivingTuesday and #HopeofChrist in your posts!
4) Follow us on social media and stay connected: @FirstPriorityAL
We are very thankful that for almost 30 years we have had such strong support from churches and individuals who love what we do and desire to help the most vulnerable in our society. We hope #GivingTuesday will give you another way to join with us and to invite others to do the same.
Thank you for helping us share the HOPE of Christ with the next generation through your generous donations!
First Priority of Alabama
120 Summit Parkway, Suite 100
Birmingham, Ala. 35209