What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a movement in the non-profit community centered on social media, fundraising, and outreach. On Thanksgiving, we spend time with friends and family, and remember the things for which we are grateful. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we get great deals on purchases. #Giving Tuesday is a day on which we have the opportunity to give back to the causes we care about by volunteering, donating, or spreading the word. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28.

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L’Arche Tahoma Hope’s #GivingTuesday Theme

Borrowing from the virtual nature of #GivingTuesday, L’Arche’s theme for 2017 is the World Wide Web of L’Arche. L’Arche is a worldwide organization of 150 communities in 40 countries. Connection and engagement with those communities helps the members of L’Arche Tahoma Hope thrive by nurturing the shared experience of people with varying abilities living and working together in relationships of mutuality and respect. As we prepare to open the Welcome Center, our system of friends and supporters is more important than ever. You can help build L’Arche Tahoma Hope’s web of relationships, sharing the mission of L’Arche with our local community and beyond.

#GivingTuesday goals:

  • Raise $5,000 to support the “World Wide Web of L’Arche.” Funds raised will be used to help core members and assistants take part in the international family of L’Arche by offsetting the cost of participating in regional, national and international events. Donations will also support L’Arche Tahoma Hope to host events such as the 2018 National Assembly, which brings together members from L’Arche communities across the United States.

  • Spread the word about L’Arche

  • Share L'Arche Tahoma Hope's Facebook page. We’re looking for 100 “shares” by the end of #GivingTuesday.

  • 10% of the proceeds from our #GivingTuesday campaign will go to the L'Arche International Aid Fund, supporting communities in 18 countries that live in the midst of politically challenging situations and do not receive state funding.

How can you participate?

  • Ask your Facebook friends to follow L’Arche Tahoma Hope, and encourage them to share L'Arche Tahoma Hope's Facebook page with their Facebook friends. Tell others why you “like” L’Arche.

  • Donate to support The World Wide Web of L’Arche, our fund to facilitate core members and assistants to participate in activities throughout L’Arche International.


  • Find out more about L’Arche USA and L’Arche International. You can start by going to their websites:

  • Host a fundraising event to support L’Arche Tahoma Hope on or before #GivingTuesday. Ideas include: bake sale, penny drive, dinner party, Thanksgiving-grams... Get creative!

Thank you for supporting us on #Giving Tuesday!