Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, followed by Cyber Monday are days counted on by businesses nation-wide and locally to help them survive and thrive. These days help the economy, but they don’t always help the soul. It feels a little disconnected to spend Thursday giving thanks for what we have, only to rush out Friday morning in a frenzied search for more stuff.

That’s what makes #GivingTuesday so important! After all the commercialism of Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is a palate cleanser for the soul — at the beginning of the Christmas season.

So we’re asking you to join TEAM KCRM this Giving Tuesday through these great opportunities:

Opportunity One: Host a fundraiser on your Facebook page for KCRM!

  • Create a Fundraiser for KCRM: Visit, click “Raise Money” and type in “Kansas City Rescue Mission to choose KCRM.
  • Post: Write a post and tag Kansas City Rescue Mission. You’ll see a prompt to add a donate button after you post.
  • Live: Tap “Live” at the top of your News Feed and click “Add Donate Button” from the menu.
  • Invite: Ask your friends to like and share or to start their own fundraiser for KCRM!

Here’s why we’re asking you to do this: Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are each matching gifts, up to two million dollars total, made through Facebook on Tuesday, November 28 to nonprofit organizations! We’d love to see your gift doubled! Learn more about this here.

Opportunity Two: Make a gift to KCRM this Tuesday!

  • Click here to make a gift
  • Make sure to designate your gift as “My Giving Tuesday Gift” so we know you participated!

Thank you for joining TEAM KCRM this holiday season, and may the joy of giving be good for your soul this Christmas!