Sleepless Night Courtesy of #GivingTuesday
Sometimes the life of a Modern Day Church Lady requires sleepless nights! #GivingTuesday is one of those nights. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church matches gifts donated through their website to key charities. The Church caps their match at one million dollars.
Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI), one of the organizations near and dear to this Modern Church Lady’s heart qualifies for a match. HAPI is an organization that takes a comprehensive and woman-based approach to poverty alleviation in rural Haiti. Check out this video to get an overview of the amazing work the people at HAPI do.
But you have to act fast! You would be surprised how fast one million dollars can disappear. My usual bedtime is 10 pm so I set my alarm to wake up in time to get my gift at the head of the matching line. There were no alarm malfunctions so at 1:01 am EST (12:01 CST), this Modern Day Church Lady hit the send button and hopefully doubled the value of her gift to HAPI. So blissful at the thought of my doubled donation that I fell right back to sleep and woke up in time for my 5:45 am exercise class.
Sometimes, being a Modern Day Church Ladies means having to burn the candle at both ends.
December 15th update: This Modern Day Church Lady is pleased to announce that her donation was made in time to receive the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church matching gift. My donation was doubled! Yeah!