Every year on Giving Tuesday, millions of Americans join together in donating to nonprofits around the world. In 2022, this incredibly generous community of givers donated $3.1 billion! After shopping the deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many people see Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to reflect on their blessings and give back to their communities.

This year, your donation on Giving Tuesday goes farther with Medical Teams! Here are 3 reasons to give to Medical Teams on Giving Tuesday.

1. Give globally and locally on Giving Tuesday with Medical Teams!

When it comes to giving back, you don’t have to choose between the world and your neighborhood. With Medical Teams, your donation can help people in countries like Uganda and Ukraine and in the Pacific Northwest! Our international programs bring loving, life-saving care to people courageously starting their lives over around the world. And our Care & Connect Mobile Health program in the U.S. brings emergency dental care and wellness visits to underserved communities right here at home.

Your gift can help mothers like Yatzil, who left Venezuela’s desperate economic situation in search of a better life for her children in Colombia. And your gift can help a neighbor like Joe, who loves Thanksgiving dinner but wasn’t able to eat it for years because of his bad teeth. Both Yatzil and Joe received services through Medical Teams, though they live thousands of miles apart. Who will you help on Giving Tuesday, both here and around the world?

2. On Giving Tuesday, your donation goes twice as far.

You can help a mother like Joseline on Giving Tuesday
Joseline, who struggled with her mental health after leaving home for her family’s safety, is the kind of person you can help on Giving Tuesday!

We couldn’t leave all the deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Thanks to an incredibly generous donor, all gifts made to Medical Teams in the week leading up to Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $65,000. That means that you can send double the loving, life-saving care to someone facing crisis this season.

That “someone” is a mother like Joseline. Joseline, a young mother herself, left her home in Burundi with her husband at her mother’s urging. Her mother couldn’t bear to watch her children die in war, so Joseline and her family made their way to safety in Tanzania.

But once there, while pregnant with her fourth child, she began experiencing severe mental distress. The experience of leaving her home and fearing for her life affected her mental well-being. It wasn’t until Medical Teams intervened that she got the care she needed.

Joseline says,

“The staff are friendly and compassionate toward patients…the Medical Teams clinic continued to help me in any way they could. My health is much better than it was before. I don’t hear noises anymore, and I feel not alone.”

Generous donors like you made it possible for Joseline to get the help she needed. When you give on Giving Tuesday, you provide healing and hope for someone just like Joseline.

3. Get ahead on your Christmas shopping!

If joining millions of other Americans donating on Giving Tuesday isn’t reason enough to give, consider shopping from our 2023 Gift Catalog any time before December. In the gift catalog, you’ll find the kind of gifts that (really!) keep giving.

From giving disaster relief kits to a smile, there’s something to delight everyone you love. When you purchase from the gift catalog, you’ll receive a beautiful card to give to the recipient to let them know you donated in their honor.

The best part? Behind every received donation is a story — a mother like Claudine, a child like Clever, or a neighbor like Sydney. You’ll be giving gifts that don’t just make your loved one happy, they’ll also satisfy the soul.

Get ready for Giving Tuesday

Group photo of staff and CHWs in front of the Medical Teams wall at the new clinic, 2022
Our hardworking staff and volunteers here and around the world are hoping you’ll help on Giving Tuesday.

After a day of gratitude and a weekend of shopping, Giving Tuesday is the perfect chance to pause and reflect on the many blessings we each have. Consider sharing your blessings this Giving Tuesday by sending loving, life-saving medical care to our neighbors here at home and around the world.

Your donation goes twice as far thanks to a generous donor! If you give on or before Giving Tuesday your gift will be doubled up to $65,000. Make your gift today.

Send loving, life-saving care to our neighbors around the world today.