A message from Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA:
If you're like me, you've probably gotten a lot of emails asking for your support on "Giving Tuesday." So I'm sorry to add one more to your in-box, but I'll keep it short - and just share this one important statistic with you:
In 2015, Jubilee USA won $1.3 billion in debt relief for Chad, Grenada and Ebola-impacted West Africa.
On our modest budget, $1.3 billion in relief means a $500 donation to Jubilee USA equals $1.3 million in new resources for vulnerable communities. Please consider a tax-deductibleGiving Tuesday donation to Jubilee USA to fight poverty and inequality. Right now your gift is matched up to $15,000 by an anonymous donor.
Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to make a donation on behalf of a loved one this holiday season. When you donate to Jubilee USA on somebody's behalf, we'll send you both a special holiday card to show our thanks.
And yet your investment wins more than just debt relief. This year, Jubilee USA advanced bankruptcy protection for indebted countries through our work in the Caribbean and through a 136-6 vote at the UN General Assembly. We moved hundreds of faith communities to push for trade policies that protect people in poverty and won tax and transparency victories in Congress and in a global development agreement.
Thank you for standing with us on this Giving Tuesday to build an economy that leaves no one behind.