#GivingTuesday 2018

Click here to donate to St. Vladimir's Seminary on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018!

Please use our 2018 #GivingTuesday Toolkit & other resources attached below to join in our ministry! The kit includes helpful ideas to raise money and enthusiasm for #GivingTuesday: 

  • "Be a Star!": Ready-made Tweets and Facebook posts for you to get the word out on your social media channels
  • "Parish Bulletin Blurbs": Ready-made blurbs for you to drop weekly into your parish bulletins
  • "Rally Your Troops!": Fun activities for Teen Groups, Church School Leaders, Parish Organizations
  • "Serve Coffee": Special coffee hour ideas to double donations to St. Vladimir's Seminary on #GivingTuesday
Click on our 2018 #GivingTuesday Toolkit here!

The Challenge

When you #give2svots, you give twice! We’ll be tithing 10% of whatever we raise on #GivingTuesday to another non-profit organization. Not only will you be helping us educate future bishops, priests, monastics, and lay leaders—for your parishes and the wider Church—but you’ll also be giving hope and a future to victims of devastating floods in Kerala, India, which this summer suffered the most devastating floods the region has seen in a century. Our select non-profit partner for 2018 is the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) Kerala Flood Relief Project. Let’s #give2svots! 

How Can You Minister with Us?

Of course, you may donate any amount...but you may also encourage others to give by sharing why you gave. Follow us on social media for updates on our progress—and we'll follow you as well!

The Tithe

Because we believe in giving, we’ll be tithing 10% of whatever we raise on #GivingTuesday. This year’s recipient will be the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) Kerala Flood Relief Project. Devastating flooding and landslides in Kerala, India—the land where St. Thomas the Apostle is traditionally believed to have evangelized starting in A.D. 52—occurred in August 2018. As a result of the disaster, more than four hundred people were killed, 750-800 thousand people were displaced and put in relief camps, and more than 220 thousand people were left homeless. The MOSC Relief Program includes reconstructing homes for one thousand families, providing food, clothing, medical help, and trauma and rehabilitation services, participating in clean-up efforts, and offering financial aid to people who have lost livestock. So, remember: when you #give2svots you give twice!

Ways to Get Involved

1. Join the team
Our #GivingTuesday Toolkit will tell you everything you need to know.

2. Make a gift
Support St. Vladimir’s with a gift of any size! 

  • Give online between 12 am - 11:59 pm EST on November 27, 2018
  • Give over the phone – we’ll be here at 914-961-8313 x 317 between 8 am and 10:00 pm EST (send an email to GivingTuesday@svots.edu after 10:00 pm EST)
  • Mail us your check dated November 27, 2018, to 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY, 10707 (it would help us if you write “#GivingTuesday” on the memo!)

3. Spread the word
Find ideas on how to involve your parish in our helpful attachments (below): blurbs for your parish bulletin, fliers, and coffee hour ideas are included!
Tell everyone how you plan to #give2svots this #GivingTuesday. Share our posts, and Like/Follow us on social media. You can also email us your photos at #GivingTuesday@svots.edu, to be shared on our social media pages.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Accounts

Use these sample posts, or use some from our "Be a Social Media Star" attachment (below)
  • I’m going to #give2svots today and double my gift! Visit svots.edu/givingtuesday to learn how you can too! #GivingTuesday
  • Join us as we celebrate our mission of serving others. Make a gift and spread the word on Nov 28! #give2svots svots.edu/givingtuesday
  • Today’s the day for giving back! My cause is St. Vladimir’s Seminary. What’s yours? #GivingTuesday #give2svots
Use our graphics with our "Be a Social Media Star" blurbs in the attachment (below and attachments)
Use these Facebook and Twitter covers leading up to and on #GivingTuesday
Use these images on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

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GT2018 Main Flyer973.18 KB
GT2018 Facebook Cover374.77 KB
GT2018 Twitter Cover1.05 MB
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