First of all, let me say WOW! Thank you so very much to all who donated as part of #GivingTuesday. We are truly grateful for your support of our work. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

While #GivingTuesday is a relatively new phenomenon, this isn’t our first year to participate. However, this was, by far, our very best year, thanks to your generosity. We are still waiting on all of the reports to come in from Facebook, but I’ve gone ahead and updated the thermometer with what we know as of now.

As you can see, we are already 30% of the way to meeting our November — December matching challenge. Which in turn means we do still have a ways to go.

We know that many people make end of year gifts in December, so we are thankful that the donors who are matching gifts will be continuing to match through the end of the coming month.

We’ve had a great year, which Jennifer recently wrote about in our latest update letter. And we have big plans for 2018, which will be sharing with you very soon.

Please, please know how grateful Jennifer and I both are for each and every gift. No gift is too small. Every little bit helps us advance our work.