September is here, and now the holidays are just around the corner. After Thanksgiving in November, we are all accustomed to big blowout sales on Black Friday, where we stand in line in the wee hours of the morning to catch great deals at department stores before they open, and Cyber Monday, when online sales are at their peak. For those who have a humanitarian heart and see this season as an opportunity to give to our underserved neighborhood communities, we invite you to honor our organization by participating in Giving Tuesday, taking place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when we are eligible to receive donations through partnering networking services. This is a way to bring the focus for this season back to the spirit of giving and helping those in your own backyard, including the survivors of human trafficking whom we serve.
Though we welcome donations year round, Giving Tuesday is significant because as an official movement, many organizations and businesses are aware of this campaign and will offer support to the organization of your choice with you, including the willingness to match your donations to our organization. Alabaster Jar Project is registered with Benevity and Network For Good, so your donations can also be matched through these groups on Giving Tuesday.
This is a great opportunity to have a direct impact on our community this holiday season, a time that can be difficult for our women as they are often separated from their families and facing symptoms of trauma, homelessness, and are struggling to have their medical, emotional, and spiritual needs met. We are so proud of how far they have all come in spite of the struggles they face. We have celebrated two graduations from our long-term residential program this year among many other accomplishments, including financial stability repair through our Financial Health 101 program with Wells Fargo, identification restoration, baptisms, continued participation in our residential program and through our weekly support group, and long-term independence for our graduates through full time employment. Your donation to us through Giving Tuesday will not go to waste; we are helping survivors every day to rebuild their lives.
For year round assistance to our women, you are always invited to make a recurring donation through our website: alabasterjarproject.org/donate. Even a small monthly donation of 50$ can impact the lives of the women we serve on a regular basis. As always, we thank you for your continued support of our mission to restore, rehabilitate, and empower the lives of survivors of human trafficking.