The Methodist Home for Children & Youth Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need by Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Methodist Home is responding to meet the needs of vulnerable children and youth in foster care, counseling clients, and foster families by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

The Methodist Home currently serves 120 children through residential care at six different locations across south Georgia, as well as recruits foster families through HOPE Foster Care, supports early learning for children ages six weeks to four years at Eagle's Nest Children's Center, and provides therapy for clients in the community through Lighthouse for Families counseling services. The organization has an increased need for resources to help continue providing 24/7 quality care and services to its clients. Critical needs include greater amounts of food supplies, toiletries, information technology needs, and more. The Methodist Home has also postponed or cancelled many special events, putting a dent in our fundraising revenue.

A lot has changed regarding the day-to-day schedule at The Methodist Home, but the mission stays the same, which is to restore childhoods and strengthen families. The Methodist Home is committed to those they serve and is so grateful for an amazing community who encourages them during this unprecedented time!

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

Those interested in joining The Methodist Home’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit and

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit for inspiration and project ideas.