blue background with logos for special hope network and hope heals as suggestions for organizations to give to on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday tomorrow, so I thought I’d mention two organizations that we love supporting with financial gifts:

  1. Special Hope Network. This beautiful organization welcomes families affected by intellectual disability in Lusaka, Zambia. They empower parents and caregivers to provide a safe and loving space for their children through their Community Care Centers. They also educate communities so that these children are valued and embraced instead of stigmatized or abandoned. We have been following the work of SHN for over a decade now, and we would love for you to join us in supporting their work.

  2. Hope Heals. If you’ve followed along here for any period of time, you’ve probably heard me mention Hope Heals. Here’s another organization committed to offering healing hope to hurting people, and we are honored to be a part of it and to give to their work. Hope Heals raises funds to support camper families affected by all kinds of disabilities so they can experience welcome and belonging for a week of camp in the summer. They are also currently creating a coffee shop called Mend which will both be fully accessible to customers with disabilities and employ people with disabilities as well.

There’s this place in the gospels where Jesus tells the host of a dinner party that he should invite people with disabilities “who cannot repay him” as guests. And somehow, Jesus says, in sharing your table with the very people who cannot “repay you,” you will be blessed. Giving to organizations like Special Hope Network and Hope Heals has been this kind of experience for us. We will never be “repaid” for the money we have donated. But we continue to experience overwhelming blessing from their work in the world. I hope you’ll check out both organizations and consider making a gift!

More with Amy Julia:

How a Baby with Down Syndrome from Brazil Is Changing Lives in Zambia
Hope Heals and Hope Heals Camp
How We Think About Giving Money Away

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