Give the first week of December and your money can go twice as far:
As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, Peace and Hope International is seeking to channel some of the abundance towards those who are suffering in the wake of the pandemic. Many make it a tradition, along with football, feasting and fun shopping sprees, to also celebrate the blessings of life by being generous to the more vulnerable in society.
The Tuesday following Thanksgiving has become known as Giving Tuesday, a global day of acts of generosity. We’d like to invite you to join us for a virtual event on Giving Tuesday, November 30th, as we join together in a spirit of generosity to continue responding to the urgent needs of children orphaned by COVID in Latin America.
One of the hidden tragedies of the pandemic is the tragically high number of children who have lost parents to the virus. Because Peace and Hope is uniquely positioned in some of the most vulnerable communities, we are working through local teams, churches, and professionals to provide a network of support and holistic care for children orphaned by COVID. More than ever, we resolve to be present with those who are suffering, and you have the opportunity to help make that possible! For those seeking to respond with generosity, Peace and Hope provides the opportunity to give to an organization founded by Latin Americans, led by Latin Americans, for Latin Americans; with decades of expertise in accomplishing restoration in the face of tragedy and injustice.
Join us on November 30 at 8pm (EST) to hear directly from leaders in Latin America about the situation they are facing on the ground. “The Covid pandemic has affected thousands of families in the Andean region of South America, exacerbating the food shortages of families who were already in extreme poverty.” says Dr. Nina Balmaceda, CEO and President of Peace and Hope International, who was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Balmaceda is a scholar-practitioner who also serves as the Associate Director for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School. “Thousands of children have been orphaned,” she continues, “Peace and Hope is actively offering support by providing food, medicine, and psychosocial support to the children, as our team members reach out to relatives of the children and help to relocate them.”
Those who wish to contribute financially to this critical work can double their impact, thanks to a Matching Gift Challenge by generous donors. Your money can go twice as far! Click here to give today. Even a small amount can make a big difference as we collectively respond, to be the light we hope to see in the world.
Click here to RSVP for the event on November 30, and learn more about this effort.