Our day-after Giving Tuesday message: Thank you.

What a day!

With the support of 606 contributors, we raised $50,907 from 40 states and 15 different countries. This is such an outpouring of generosity! Thank you to all those who supported this endeavor.

These essential funds will assist the formerly incarcerated to finish their education and reconnect with their community at Thrive for Life’s Ignacio House. They will also support America Media’s work to build an informed Catholic community by amplifying the voices of those on the margins. What a beautiful partnership of two Jesuit ministries!

We know there are so many wonderful organizations to support, and we are extremely grateful that on #GivingTuesday, you contributed to us. It is truly humbling to see the wave of support for those who are most in need.

Rest assured of our prayers and hard work as we put these donations to good use. Blessings this Advent season.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Zachariah F. Presutti, S.J.
Founder, Thrive For Life Prison Project

Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
President & Editor in Chief

P.S. There’s still time to make a gift! Please visit americamedia.org/donate to contribute. Every gift counts!

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