By Dave Andrusko
It’s always a great joy to talk with National Right to Life’s Jacki Ragan who has a hand in everything from State Organizational Development to NRLC social media fingerprint to NRLC’s annual convention, the three day pro-life educational gathering of the year.
But Jacki also manages to find time to help NRLC become very much involved in what has come to be known as #GivingTuesday. This provides pro-lifers and those not familiar with National Right to Life the opportunity to donate to the most effective single-issue pro-life organization in the world.
She provided me with some background about a movement (to quote NRLC’s Rai Rojas) that “celebrates and supports giving.”
Thanksgiving Day has morphed it more than a one-day celebration of family and friends. It is also now a time that precedes “Black Friday”–traditionally a huge shopping day immediately after Thanksgiving—- and “Cyber Monday”–the Monday after Thanksgiving when Americans who are spending record amounts online at Amazon can designate a charity to which Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of their online purchase. That can be accessed at smile.amazon.com.
That brings us to #Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday that follows Thanksgiving–this year, November 28. It has become that one day a year which focuses with laser-like intensity on giving to non-profits during the Christmas season. Now in its sixth year, the impact of #Giving Tuesday continues to grow in size and outreach.
The founders’ description of #Giving Tuesday illustrates why NRLC is precisely the kind of charitable organization you, your friends, and your contacts should be donating to. #Giving Tuesday, we read, is designed “to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.”
Your donation may be small but it is an act of kindness that amplifies the outreach of NRLC. National Right to Life educates, legislates, and helps to create the kind of environment where someday, God willing, abortion will be unthinkable.
You have two NRLC entities you can link to today, November 28. The first is the NRL Committee.
Or you could contribute to the NRL Educational Foundation.
If you prefer, you can always call–202.626.8813–or mail your donation to
National Right to Life
512 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004-1401
Thank you so much.