Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2023


Giving Tuesday is November 28th, 2023

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and
organizations to transform their communities and the world. The annual celebration of
generosity was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do

Over the past 11 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that
inspires hundreds of millions of people to collaborate and give. Generosity gives
everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a
fundamental human value anyone can act on.

As a member of the RGCSL community, we would like to invite you to give a special

financial gift today or this week on Giving Tuesday. We intend to use this special gift to
go towards building up our contingency fund, a fund that serves as a provision for an
unforeseen event or circumstances.

Several years ago, before COVID, we had $50,000 in our contingency fund. Since
2019, when our weekly donations dwindled when we could not meet in person, the
Board has needed to authorize the use of this fund to assist with monthly rent, power,
and the payment of salaries. Thankfully, we weathered that storm, but now our
contingency fund has just $1000 in it.

We are so grateful for those who contributed in the past so that we could still be here
serving Albuquerque, New Mexico and beyond. So, we are asking for you to kindly
make a special gift to the contingency fund in honor of Giving Tuesday. Millions of
people will come together this Tuesday to celebrate generosity, share kindness, donate
money, time, goods, or simply some much-needed positive energy. Every act of
generosity counts, and everyone has something to give!

To give a special gift to RGCSL go to the RGCSL website and select Giving Tuesday
from the drop-down menu. Thank you!

Rev. Gil Olmstead and the RGCSL Board of Trustees

Join the global philanthropic movement as a member of the RGCSL community, Giving Tuesday is a day to inspire generosity in all forms and for people to generously share whatever they can. Millions of people came together on Giving Tuesday to celebrate generosity, share kindness, and drive record-breaking giving in its many forms.

What began in 2012 as a single day of giving has blossomed into a worldwide, year-round movement for radical generosity and positive change.  One of the many things we love about Giving Tuesday is seeing all the creative ideas people dream up to inspire giving of all sorts, whether it’s donating money, time, advocacy, goods, or simply some much-needed positive energy.

Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give!

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor out, or showing up for an issue or people we care about, we each have something to contribute. Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up, and give back. Each seemingly small act turns a ripple into a wave of good, transforming society and building the world we all want to live in.

Every year, GivingTuesday finds its way into the hearts of people everywhere who bring both their generous and creative selves to spread radical generosity and positivity in their communities and beyond. We can’t wait to see what you dream up on November 28th!

To give a special gift to RGCSL in honor of Giving Tuesday, click here: