By Maureen Smith
JACKSON – #iGiveCatholic, a 24-hour donation blitz, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 28. The idea came out of a group of who donors decided they wanted to combat the commercialism of the holiday season by focusing on philanthropy. So, they founded Giving Tuesday to counter Black Friday.
Last year, the Office of Stewardship and Development sponsored the Diocese of Jackson’s participation in #iGiveCatholic for the first time, allowing any parish, mission or school to sign up for free. Each group selects a particular project for which they are raising money.
To donate, go to www.igivecatholic.org. Select Diocese of Jackson and all these organizations will appear. Throughout the day, donors can check on the progress of each campaign and ask others to support their cause.