Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday season of buying and giving. It starts with a day for giving thanks, followed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals on holiday shopping. From now on, we ask that you consider the following day #GivingTuesday! It’s a new day for giving back. On Tuesday, December 3, Liberty Lutheran and our Family of Services are joining other organizations, charities, community centers, businesses, families, students and others from across the world for this new philanthropic movement that is being called #GivingTuesday.
It’s really a simple idea. One day. One concept. Give back to organizations serving the community and tell everyone you know to do the same! Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.
Liberty Lutheran provides vital resources for individuals and families facing life-changing situations, from the earliest stages of life through the many stages of aging. Last year alone, we touched the lives of more than 61,000 people through the work that we do. The Liberty Family of Services are creating communities and changing lives by offering our help and support to people of all ages throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Maybe you know us better for our individual programs and services, such as Lutheran and Children Family Service (adoption, foster care, BOOST after-school program, summer camp, refugee resettlement services,) Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative, Lutheran Congregational Services, Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, Liberty at Home, The Becoming Center, West Philadelphia Senior Community Center and our senior communities – Artman, Mary J. Drexel, Paul’s Run Retirement Community and The Village at Penn State.
Your gift, no matter the size, will benefit those in need every day.
These are just some of the ways we have been able to make a vital difference in the lives of those who need help in our communities:
EDUCATION: This year the BOOST after-school program supported the growth and development of nearly 900 students with an attendance rate of 90%+. Your financial gift will support a child’s education for a week, a month or an entire year!
STARTING A NEW LIFE: Liberty will assist hundreds of refugees this year who’ve fled to the U.S. after unimaginable persecution and trauma in their home countries. Your gift helps us provide a wide range of refugee resettlement, employment/job training, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, immigration legal services, and community integration supports for the growing refugee population throughout Pennsylvania.
REBUILDING LIVES THROUGH DISASTER RESPONSE: Lutheran Disaster Response – Eastern Pennsylvania support recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy and our ongoing efforts in the 19 counties of Eastern Pennsylvania that are still recovering from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Join the national movement on #GivingTuesday – December 3rd – and show your support for Liberty Lutheran and its Family of Services. As a non-profit social service organization, we depend on your generosity to provide valuable programs and services to those that need it most. Thank you!