What is a Stimulus Jublilee? It is a concrete, practical way we at CWOW stand with those whose very livelihood is threatened by the greatest economic and health crisis of our generation.
By drawing from our stimulus checks and our own financial reserves, we can collectively share a little taste of Jesus’ Jubilee “good news to the poor” (Luke 4).
At a time of great uncertainty, when it would be easy to fall into fear, we have risen to the occasion through our generous expression of justice. We didn’t just set a new Giving Week record–we almost doubled it!
Thanks for saying yes to the Upside Down Kingdom in this most practical of ways.
Together we gave a total of $82,280 to over 30 different organizations, building lasting spiritual friendship through unrighteous wealth (Lk 16:9). Over $60,ooo went to our four highlighted organizations, but check out all of the many places that we also gave to below.
This Christmastide, as the pandemic dragged on and canceled our best-laid plans, it was easy to fall into fatigue and lose hope. That’s why we were grateful for the wise men who gave gifts to a poor, colonized family because they saw that God was restoring the entire world through their new baby.
Following their example, we brought as gifts our stimulus checks and our own financial reserves to stand in solidarity with those whose very livelihood is threatened by the greatest economic and health crisis of our generation.
Together we gave exactly $50k to 36 different organizations listed below. Additionally, our CWOW Missions Fund has matched with a $10k grant divided between our five highlighted organizations. This Christmas we heard Mary say that God is “lifting up the lowly and filling the hungry with good things” through her baby boy. We are privileged to participate, even in a small way, in what God is doing!
Centro Legal de la Raza, Oakland
Achieve Academy, Oakland
Takataka Plastics, Uganda
The GreenHouse, Sacramento
Association For A More Just Society
For details and updates on our highlighted organizations, please check out our Justice Blog. And you can still give any time by clicking on the orange buttons!
Other Organizations We Donated to in 2020…
Alameda County Food Bank
Asian Health Services
Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Berkeley Food and Housing
Berkeley Food Network
Berkeley Relief Fund
Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants
Child Voice International
Covenant House California (YEAH)
Emmanuel Gospel Center
Equal Justice Initiative
Farmworkers Pandemic Relief Fund (Hispanics in Philanthropy, 94-3040607)
Feed the Hungry
Justice for Migrant Women
La Clinica de la Raza
La Cocina Emergency Relief Fund (59-3838549)
Life Academy Family Fund
Multicultural Institute, Berkeley
New Georgia Voter Project
Oakland Int’l High School Emergency Fund
Pink Ribbon Riders
Spring of Hope
The Bail Project
We Have Masks
World Central Kitchen
World Resources Institute
World Vision (Coronavirus Emergency Funds)
Wounded Warrior Project
Direct contributions to family and friends in need