Giving Tuesday at Riverside
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, was a day to remember!!
When the Thrivent Member Network - Greater Iowa Region first reached out to us in August about choosing Riverside Bible Camp as their partner organization for Giving Tuesday, we had no idea what to expect.
Thrivent shared with us that they were prepared to match $1 to every $2 given on Giving Tuesday, and all we had to do was host an event. We said, "Of course!" and thought, what better time of year to come together to celebrate?! A Christmas event was planned and carried out. We also had another Riverside supporter who stepped in and said they'd match the other $1, up to $10K. Throughout the day, we received donations through our camp website, over the phone, and through a specially-designed giving portal that Thrivent established. We were also delighted to have so many visitors in the office during the day. The day concluded with even more giving and some terrific fellowship with Riverside partners. We enjoyed a delicious chili supper in our beautifully decorated dining hall, sang Christmas carols, and some of us even took some amazing cookies and cinnamon rolls home from Riverside's kitchen. We are excited to announce that we blew by our goal and praise God for over $100,000 raised for Riverside Bible Camp on that amazing Giving Tuesday. Thank you for your support of the Lord's work at Riverside!
We give special thanks to our Thrivent team (pictured below) and also thank you for your generous giving. We just might decide to make our Giving Tuesday Chili & Cornbread Supper an annual tradition!