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What Does the Giver Army and How Can I Join?

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Often times people want to be generous but simply aren’t sure where to start! We’ve made it easy for you and others to make a powerful impact with your desired generosity through GiveSendGo’s Giver Army! Starting at $5, so even those with tighter budgets can give AND from the comforts of their own home. 

The Giver Army is a community of like-minded individuals who engage in micro-philanthropy by pledging to donate generously for a year to of GiveSendGo Charities' supported causes. By contributing as little as $5 per month, members of the Giver Army can significantly impact people’s lives on GiveSendGo who require significant assistance.

The way it works is simple: choose of our ten charitable causes to invest in, determine your monthly donation, and then watch and pray for the quarterly update showcasing the different campaigns your donation has impacted.

On top of giving back, being part of the Giver Army also comes with some great perks! Members will receive a RightNow Media subscription, an end-of-year tax-deductible receipt, an exclusive invitation to our annual Giver Gala, quarterly impact reports showcasing campaigns that received grants associated with our causes, and more! 

So, what are you waiting for? Join the Giver Army and be a part of bringing positive change to the world. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most! Click the following link to join the Giver Army  https://www.givesendgo.com/site/gsg-army or visit www.GiveSendGo.org to sign up!

 
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Ideas for Getting Your Family Involved on GiveSendGo 

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Do you want to give or create a GiveSendGo campaign while spending quality time with your family? Look no further! Here are some fun ideas for getting your family involved in GiveSendGo! 

Give as a Family
Consider giving as a family to a cause that you all care about. This can be a great way to teach your children about the importance of giving back and the impact that their donations can make. Plus, it can be a fun family activity to choose a cause together and decide how much to donate.

Fundraise for a Family Need
Do you have a family member, friend, or someone in your community who needs financial assistance? Consider creating a GiveSendGo campaign to raise funds. Encourage your family members to get involved in the fundraising efforts by sharing the campaign, coming up with creative ideas, and giving. This can be a powerful way to support one another during tough times.

Get Creative
Involve your family in the creative process of your GiveSendGo campaign. Brainstorm together and come up with fun ideas for promoting the campaign. For example, you could create a family video to add to your campaign gallery and share on social media, host a family talent show to promote your campaign, or create artwork to send to givers when they donate specific amounts.

Share and Promote the Campaign
Encourage your family members to share and promote your GiveSendGo campaign on their social media accounts or through text and direct messages with their friends. They can also spread the word to their friends and colleagues by word of mouth. This can help you reach a wider audience and attract more donations.

Make it a Game
Create a family game out of your GiveSendGo campaign. For example, you could set a fundraising goal and track your progress on a leaderboard. You can also offer incentives for family members who donate the most, such as cooking their favorite meal or doing their chores for them.

In conclusion, getting your family involved in giving or promoting your GiveSendGo campaign can be a fun and rewarding experience. By giving as a family, fundraising for a family need, getting creative, sharing and promoting the campaign, and making it a game, you can make a real difference in the world while spending quality time with your loved ones. So, gather your family and start fundraising on GiveSendGo!
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He is Risen!: The Gift and Good News of the Greatest Story Ever Told!

By: Alex Shipley on | Comments: 0

Holy Week, otherwise known as Passion Week, is a time of remembrance and reflection for Christians all over the world. While Holy Week doesn’t technically include Easter Sunday we still spend this time honoring the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This week followed by Resurrection Sunday depicts the Greatest Story ever told (featuring themes of love, despair, a suspenseful climax, hopelessness, joy, and even a happy “ending”), a structure in which every other story in the world we’ve heard or read follows. 

Holy Week begins with Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, a humble symbol of peace, but it became quickly apparent that the events to follow would be more complex and somber. In fact, the people who were there to celebrate Jesus’ entry, shouting “Hosanna!” and throwing down their cloaks and palm branches on the road for Jesus to walk upon, were the very same people who would later shout “Crucify him!”. They had a wrong understanding of why Jesus came in the first place. While they expected him to deliver them from Roman oppression, Jesus came to deliver them spiritually from their sins and the sin of the world. 

On Good Friday, Jesus was crucified, brutally whipped and beaten, and hung on a cross to die. Even still, Jesus gave his last breath willingly, no one took it from him. It was a moment of great sorrow and pain, and it seemed as though all hope was lost. But as the story goes, it was only the beginning of a greater narrative.

Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is the day when Jesus rose from the dead. Something no one else could have expected. That moment marked his victory of life over death, and hope over despair. Jesus' resurrection proves he really is the Son of God, as he was claiming to be all along. It’s a testament to the fact that even death cannot defeat the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He’s been triumphant from the beginning. 

As Christians, we celebrate Easter not because of the egg hunts, fuzzy bunnies, or baskets jam-packed with chocolates and other goodies, but because of the significance of Jesus' resurrection. Jesus died on the cross to make a way for people to be saved and he rose from the dead so we could have life eternal with him. That was always God’s plan. 

We also see the power of God's love and grace. Jesus’ death and resurrection fulfilled the promises God made to us and to his people all the way back in the Old Testament - that He would provide the ultimate sacrifice who would make salvation possible. Jesus’ death and resurrection changed the course of history and it continues to provide hope and joy for us today. 

To summarize, Easter is a season of reflection and celebration, commemorating the incredible gift of salvation Jesus made possible for all of us through his life, death, and resurrection. His purpose was always to come in this way and through his resurrection, we are reminded that we can find eternal life through our belief, trust, and faith in Jesus Christ.
Why not accept this gift of salvation Jesus is so lovingly extending to you today?
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