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Palm Sunday: Celebrating the Triumphal Entry of Jesus

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As a society, we're accustomed to seeing the glitz and glamour of celebrities walking the red carpet, adorned in often outrageous designer outfits, to receive recognition and applause from their peers, professionals, and fans worldwide. But the true story of Palm Sunday tells of a different kind of "red carpet" moment for Jesus. Though he was a king, he arrived not in regal robes but as a humble servant, riding on a donkey. The same crowds who joyously welcomed him into Jerusalem soon turned against him, and he would ultimately give his life for us on the cross (which was God’s plan all along). Despite this, Palm Sunday remains a vital celebration and reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus and the importance of humility and service in our lives.

Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, which is recorded in the four Gospels of the New Testament. This event marks the beginning of Holy Week, which ends with Easter Sunday - the day of Jesus' resurrection.

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is significant because it fulfills the prophecy of Zechariah, who had prophesied about a coming king who would enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). The people of Jerusalem saw Jesus' entry as the fulfillment of this prophecy and laid down palm branches and their cloaks on the ground to honor him, shouting "Hosanna!" which means "Save us, we pray!".Today, Palm Sunday is celebrated in churches around the world with the waving of palm branches or other branches, such as olive branches or willow branches, and the reading of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

At GiveSendGo, we believe that Palm Sunday is a reminder of the importance of humility and faith in our lives. Despite being hailed as a king, Jesus came to serve and not to be served. He humbly rode on a donkey and did not demand glory or recognition. Instead, he sought to fulfill God's plan for salvation by giving his life in our place. As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we are reminded of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, which bought us our freedom, and the importance of spreading love, peace, and hope in our communities. This Palm Sunday, let us reflect on the significance of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and praise Jesus as our King and Savior!
 
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Ways to Use GiveSendGo on a Rainy Day

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As the rain pours outside, it can be tough to find ways to pass the time indoors. However, with GiveSendGo, you can make the most of your rainy day by starting a campaign or giving back to those in need.

GiveSendGo is an online crowdfunding platform that allows individuals and organizations to raise money for a variety of causes. From medical bills to disaster relief to community projects, GiveSendGo offers a platform for people to come together and support those in need.
So, what can you use GiveSendGo for on a rainy day?

Help a family in need: Consider browsing GiveSendGo for campaigns that are supporting families in need of financial assistance. Your donation can make a big difference in helping them pay for necessities like food, housing, and utilities. Or maybe you already know someone personally who has a GiveSendGo campaign. Be the ray of sunshine on their rainy day and give to their campaign! 

Support disaster relief efforts: Rainy days remind us that rain can often bring about natural disasters like floods or hurricanes. GiveSendGo is a great place to find campaigns supporting disaster relief efforts around the world. Your donation can help provide essential supplies and services to those affected by natural disasters.

Fundraise for your own cause: If you have a cause you're passionate about, a rainy day can be the perfect time to start a campaign on GiveSendGo. Whether you're looking to raise funds for a local community project or a global issue, GiveSendGo offers a platform to share your cause with others and raise money to make a difference.

Give to an organization or a charity: Many organizations and charities have campaigns on GiveSendGo to raise funds for their business, programs, and services. Consider browsing the platform to find one that aligns with your values and make a donation to support their work.

Join GiveSendGo’s Giver Army 2.0: Maybe you want to give to a cause on GiveSendGo, but you have no idea where to start. Join our Giver Army 2.0 to give back to causes on GiveSendGo! Pledge to donate generously for a year to GiveSendGo Charities' supported causes and impact people's lives who have a need. By contributing as little as $5 per month, members can significantly make a difference. So join Giver Army 2.0 and help bring positive change!

No matter how you choose to use GiveSendGo on a rainy day, your contribution can make a big impact in the lives of those in need. So, next time you're stuck inside on a rainy day, consider using GiveSendGo to give back to others and make a difference in the world.
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What is GiveSendGo Charities and What Does it Do?

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In 2022, GiveSendGo set out to make a greater impact of hope in our world today by creating GiveSendGo Charities. This distinct 501c3 organization focuses on raising and distributing funds through our crowdfunding platform. GiveSendGo covers the administrative costs of the charity so that your FULL donation can make its way to those in need.

GiveSendGo Charities is built on the belief that “global transformation starts at your location”, meaning everyone has the power to make a positive impact in the world from where they are. And the charity is dedicated to helping people around the world do just that through their giving. 

You may be familiar with some GiveSendGo Charities’ recent projects such as “Community Relief for East Palestine, Ohio”, “Middle-Eastern Earthquake Relief Campaign”, and “The Zachary James Wells Legacy Fund”. 

Overall, GiveSendGo Charities is an innovative and impactful platform dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations and social impact projects succeed. They’re helping to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to make a positive difference in their community and beyond.

For more information on GiveSendGo Charities, you can visit www.GiveSendGo.org where we provide opportunities for:
  • Non-Profit Partnerships
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Collaboration with Social Media Influencers
  • Fiscal Partnerships with businesses of all sizes

You can even join our GiverArmy 2.0, our community of micro-philanthropists, where your donation will make its way to the front of the line when catastrophe hits.

All GiveSendGo Charity campaigns are fully tax-deductible.

 
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