We all know about Black Friday and the numerous sales to which countless people flock. Then there came Cyber Monday; the day on which millions of people shop from their work computers (during their lunch hours, of course!). And in 2012 the concept of Giving Tuesday was originated. A brief history of Giving Tuesday is found on its website:
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
In concert with the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Cleveland (CCF), St. Patrick Parish is participating in this diocesan-wide endeavor called WeGiveCatholic. Nearly 150 parishes, schools, and Catholic institutions of our diocese are represented on a single CCF website. On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, donors will be able to contribute to any or all diocesan entities with a few simple clicks on a single website.
You also have the option of making donations directly to the parish itself. The only difference will come at tax time: donations made on Giving Tuesday through the CCF website will receive a donation statement from the CCF; donations made directly to St. Patrick Parish will be listed on your annual contribution statement.
The embedded form below (which will only be active on Tuesday, 29 November 2016) will allow you to donate to St. Patrick Parish through the WeGiveCatholic website..