Giving Back on GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Photo courtesy of

Charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together tomorrow for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back (source:

GivingTuesday, now in its third year, is redefining what it means to give during the holiday season. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 2, 2014), there will be a worldwide celebration of giving back as people across the globe give to charities, ministries and organizations. You can be a part of this movement by donating to the Wish List – our annual gift catalog that features ministries and programs with specific needs in the field, submitted by TEAM missionaries.

Your gift can help plant a tree in Mozambique, supply softballs for a sports camp in Germany or provide light bulbs for a remote medical clinic in Nepal. There are needs of all sizes, and a donation of any amount will make a difference in someone’s life and meet a very real need.

Want to be a part of GivingTuesday? Support a project at, then share about it on social media! Use #GivingTuesday on Facebook and Twitter to get involved in the global movement. Even if you don’t use social media, you can still donate and make a difference.

The holidays are about both giving and giving back; let’s come together this year to make a difference by putting philanthropy back into the giving season.

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Carrie Mills
Carrie Mills

Carrie is the former Marketing Manager at TEAM, where she wrote, created and dabbled in social media. With a background in communications, during her time here she considered it an honor to share stories every day about how God is moving among the nations. When she’s not at work, Carrie’s favorite place to be is with her husband and two daughters.


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