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Matt Malone, S.J.December 01, 2021

Thank you for your generosity this #GivingTuesday!

With your support we raised $62,252 from 667 contributors, coming from 45 states and 13 different countries. Thank you! And if you haven’t had the chance to make your gift yet, there’s still time. Just click the link here to make your donation.

These funds will directly support the work of the Mikono Refugee Craft Shop, where refugees from more than 10 nations bring their artisanal skills to build a new life in Nairobi, and America Media, as we lead the conversation about faith and culture.

For more than 25 years, Mikono has provided livelihood training and helped East African refugees earn a living by marketing their crafts in the local market and abroad. It’s an amazing ministry that helps refugees help themselves and their families. Your generosity in support of Mikono not only provides the resources, tools and training refugees need to make a living wage but gives them the dignity of work that expresses the cultural heritage of their home countries. During these challenging times—especially as Africa continues to suffer from the pandemic—they needed our support now more than ever.

We know there are so many wonderful organizations to support, and we are extremely grateful that on #GivingTuesday, you contributed to our two Jesuit ministries. It is truly humbling to see the wave of support we received. As a special thank you—and in case you missed it—Father James Martin recorded this message that he wanted to share with you.

We asked and you answered, which is why we always say that we have the most loyal and most generous readers and benefactors in the Catholic press.

Thank you for your help crafting hope in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Nairobi. Rest assured of our prayers and hard work as we put your donations to good use.

Asante sana!

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

P.S. If you would like to learn more about the Mikono Refugee Craft Shop, and purchase some of their amazing handcrafted items (they make perfect holiday gifts!), please visit their website here.

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