New Orleans is a community of people that takes care of one another. We hold tight to our traditions and know how to celebrate life’s milestones both big and small. New Orleans is a special place where food, friendship, family and faith still mean something. We are generous.
It is that spirit of generosity that I call upon today. We know generosity and giving have profound meanings as it is in giving that we share God’s love with our sisters and brothers when they are in need. On Nov. 28, I invite you to celebrate this spirit of generosity through the 2017 #iGiveCatholic campaign by “giving Catholic on giving Tuesday.”
New Orleans is one of 17 archdioceses and dioceses across the nation participating in #iGiveCatholic. This year, our goal is to raise $3.5 million for more than 600 organizations participating in #iGiveCatholic, and $1.8 million for the 150 organizations in New Orleans alone.
Our spirit of giving back has been evident through #iGiveCatholic, which is considered the most successful Catholic crowdfunding event to date. In our very first year, we raised $1.36 million in just 24 hours. With the addition of five partner dioceses, last year’s donations totaled $1.9 million in gifts for more than 300 ministries. The third annual #iGiveCatholic is once again set for #GivingTuesday a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
All are invited to go to www.iGiveCatholic.org to “Give Catholic.” Donations of $25 or more will be accepted for the participating Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries all of which work daily in service to God’s people.
Our goal with #iGiveCatholic goes beyond raising money. iGiveCatholic is a call to each and everyone of us to share our blessings with the Church and the men, women, children and families the Church helps and supports each and every day. Please support us in prayer and, if you are able, make a gift on Nov. 28 at iGiveCatholic.org.
Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond
archbishop of New Orleans