IMPACT IN OUR REGION IN 2019:
2019 was a busy year in your Thrivent Member Network! We held 17 educational workshops and webinars and 23 generosity events with approximately 2000 involved. Each gave attendees an opportunity to move along a journey to more content, confident and generous lives. We began the year with financial education, had great fun providing, encouraging and celebrating Random Acts of Kindness, provided college planning help to many parents and students and offered presentation skill building to members, church and community leaders through "Crazy Good Talks". Both shoe and gift drives supported Samaritan's Feet and Childrens' Miracle Network through the generosity of our member and their friends and family. Our 2nd Faith Build through the Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Partnership built and dedicated a home for a Sioux Falls family with the help of 18 local churches/communities of faith. We held 3 "Impact Celebration" events that featured local nonprofits and asked our members to rally together to support 2 board nominated nonprofit organizations for Giving Tuesday with a match opportunity of $10,000 for each (surpassed by both).
Wow, what a year! See highlights below.