The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana (CFSL) have joined forces with 39 other dioceses and archdioceses in the United States to host its fourth annual #iGiveCatholic giving day on #GivingTuesday, December 3.
#iGiveCatholic is a 24-hour online giving challenge that celebrates the work of Catholic schools, ministries, church parishes and other charitable organizations affiliated with the participating dioceses and also helps to celebrate all those who give throughout the diocese.
Throughout the giving day, from midnight on Dec. 3 until the stroke of midnight on Dec. 4, Catholics can go to iGiveCatholic.org/Houma-Thibodaux and click on a specific ministry listed there to make a donation with their credit card.
Last year, approximately 70 ministries within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux participated in the online giving day and together were able to raise just over $375,000 locally. This year, the diocese has set a goal to raise $150,000.
Some of the projects made possible by money raised through last year’s #iGiveCatholic campaign are a new adoration chapel at St. Thomas Aquinas Church parish on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux, a new fence for St. Bernadette Church parish and school, a new roof for St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Kraemer, and new Chromebooks for St. Francis de Sales Cathedral School in Houma, to name a few.
#iGiveCatholic is held each year in conjunction with #GivingTuesday, which is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday; #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
At this time, the CFSL is actively raising money for prizes to give to participating organizations within this diocese as an extra incentive to participate. To learn about the local sponsors, go to https://www.catholicfoundationsl.org/.