It’s #GivingTuesday and Your Support Matters

Now that we’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the newer Makers Monday, we’re glad to bring our attention once again to #GivingTuesday. Last year, Lifeway partnered with Charity Miles and the Charity Miles app, where money raised supported victims and relief efforts for Hurricane Haiyan. We’re working with Charity Miles once again this year and couldn’t be more excited.

“Lifeway has always been such a strong supporter for Charity Miles. And we’re thrilled to be partnering with them again for Giving Tuesday,” said Gene Gurkoff, founder and CEO of Charity Miles. “The holidays are about coming together with friends.  So it’s great to kick off the holidays with a great friend like Lifeway.”


Charity Miles is just one of the many charities and organizations Lifeway supports throughout the year. Below are some of our favorite groups to work with. If you haven’t committed to supporting anyone this year, we encourage you to consider one of the following groups:

Every Mother Counts – Every Mother Counts (EMC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother by working to reduce the number of women who die due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The agency focuses on education and practical training.

Test 400k – Test400K works to raise awareness, advocate, lobby, and push for innovative new technology to be used in ending the backlog of untested rape kits and make sure communities and law enforcement provide immediate and swift response time to victims of sexual assault going forward. Its goal is to empower healthy and safe communities by ending violence against women and children.

Girl Up – Girl Up’s mission is to give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders by channeling their energy and compassion to raise awareness for and bring attention to some of the world’s most at-risk adolescent girls. They envision a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe and counted.

Common Threads – Common Threads works to empower children to eat healthy, make sustainable behavior changes, and celebrate culture through food via their family-centric cooking and nutrition programs and curriculum. Furthermore they work to prevent childhood obesity.

Bright Pink – Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that focuses on the risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women through breast health education programs.

Malala Fund – the Malala Fund works to break the cycle of poverty and empower girls through education by advocating for and investing in quality education systems and programs.

UNICEF – UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Pilot Light – Pilot Light’s mission is to empower children with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to have a healthy relationship with food. They work with chefs and teachers to develop and implement classroom lessons that integrate food and nutrition into everyday subjects like math, social studies, English and science.

YWCA – according to their mission statement, the YWCA “is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”

More about #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after the American Thanksgiving holiday, is a day devoted to global charitable sponsorship – a day that people globally come together to give back to their communities. The day is devoted to being UN-selfish, and participants are encouraged to post their own #UNselfie to bring awareness to the day.

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