Tuesday, December 02, 2014

It's #GivingTuesday - TODAY is the day to give back!

It was expected that Americans spent nearly $37 BILLION over the Black Friday weekend and nearly $4 billion on Cyber Monday. That's billion with a "B", friends!

What if that money was used for good? What if it began to fuel after-school programs for at-risk youth, nutritional meals for the elderly and terminally ill, ESL classes for refugees fleeing persecution? How much better would this world be if we shifted our focus from "presents" to "presence"?

Here at CSM, that's exactly what we strive to do. We serve the often-forgotten of this world and partner in Kingdom work across the United States. Simply put, we could not serve these eleven cities without the generosity of our donors.

Here's what your gifts have enabled us to do this year:
  • 9,054 individuals served in 11 cities.
  • Over 268,000 hours of service were provided to hundreds of critical ministries (homeless shelters, food banks, kid's ministries, summer Vacation Bible Schools, and SO much more!)
  • 8  Apprentices spent the year in cities across the country intentionally serving in their communities, learning from local leadership and developing their skills as urban leaders.
  • We opened our 11th city - Detroit!
What an amazing year it's been! Thank you for your partnership in making that amazing impact a reality. 

Want to make a difference this Giving Tuesday?? We would love to have you join one of our major fundraising teams:

Apprenticeship - a year long leadership training program!
Detroit - our newest city!

Thanks to your generosity and the commitment of our groups and ministry partners, we look forward to 2015 with expectant hope.

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