On Giving Tuesday, December 1, over 130 organizations took part in the annual #GIVECatholicAOC giving day initiative here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. A collective total of $1.4 million was raised from over 3,000 donors!
The Giving Tuesday results can be found at www.GIVECatholicAOC.org.
The Stewardship Department at the Archdiocese partnered with GiveCentral, an online giving provider, to implement the giving day where parishes, schools, ministries and Catholic non-profit organizations had the opportunity to raise funds for their own local needs.
The Giving Tuesday initiative was especially important this year as many organizations have experienced a decrease in donations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Giving Tuesday occurs every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a world-wide day of giving that kicks off Advent and the charitable season by inviting people to give thanks and give back.
This was the third year that the Archdiocese organized a Giving Tuesday initiative. In 2018, $220,000 was raised. In 2019, $376,000 was raised.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.