Giving Tuesday

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining Giving Tuesday and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day: Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The LCMS’ “Give Graciously, Give Globally” effort will benefit the church’s Global Mission Fund. Gifts to the fund are immediately directed wherever the opportunity for ministry is most critical in the world to carry out Witness, Mercy, Life Together work.

Giving Tuesday follows on the heels of Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday and Black Friday — annual promotional events that profit the retail industry and kick off the holiday shopping frenzy. In an about-face of this intense consumerism, Giving Tuesday was conceived as a day for amplifying small acts of kindness through charitable giving in an effort to change the world for the better.


The Global Mission Fund impacts people around the world and in our own backyard through acts of Christian compassion, wherever the opportunities are greatest at the time the gift is made.

This effort is part of GivingTuesday™, a movement to create a national day of giving.
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The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution differently. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.  Consistent with Synod Board policy, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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