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#GivingTuesday Celebrates Those Who Do Good

Are you ready to “Do More in 24”?

MAF airplane in when it lands in Sefoidi, a village in Papua, Indonesia
Boys greet the MAF airplane in when it lands in Sefoidi, a village in Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Mark Hewes.

NAMPA, Idaho — On Tuesday, December 2, non-profits around the U.S. are joining the #GivingTuesday movement and challenging individuals, families, churches, and businesses to give and give back.

“Black Friday and Cyber Monday place such a huge emphasis on buying and materialism,” said John Boyd, president and CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). “GivingTuesday is a way to turn our thoughts toward helping others.”

#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a more compassionate alternative to the hectic post-Thanksgiving shopping days. The #GivingTuesday website explains: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has answered this call. The Nampa-based ministry organization is challenging area residents to do more in 24 by supporting MAF’s work in the isolated parts of the world. MAF operates a fleet of small aircraft that reach remote corners of Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America. The organization transports doctors, missionaries, relief workers, the sick and injured, and others, helping those who are otherwise cut off from the outside world.

“Last year, MAF conducted more than 27,000 flights in some of the most difficult parts of the world,” said Boyd. “MAF uses aviation and technology to share the Gospel and make life better for isolated people.”

On #GivingTuesday, MAF hopes to raise $24,000 in 24 hours … to do more in 24. To learn more about #GivingTuesday and how a gift to MAF can change lives, visit



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