Local Thrivent Financial members join the global #GivingTuesday movement

East Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Region Thrivent Member Network pledges to match qualifying personal donations up to $10,000 made to St. Vincent de Paul Appleton on #GivingTuesday.

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thrivent’s #LiveGenerously events on #GivingTuesday, will focus on serving local food, clothing, and shelter needs. Special activities will take place in select communities throughout Thrivent’s East Wisconsin and UP Michigan region.

St. Vincent de Paul Appleton -Thrift Store (1924 W. College Avenue, Appleton)

  • 30% off all store merchandise
  • 9AM - 11AM, Coffee and bakery, free will donation
  • 11AM- 6PM, Pizza, soda and water, free will donation
  • 4PM - 6PM, Live music by The Listening Party: https://www.listeningpartymusic.com/
  • 4PM - 6PM, Pizza, beer and wine, free will donation
  • Raffle to win 4 Rock USA 2018 VIP Admission Passes, value of $1,796
  • Fill the truck with hurricane relief supplies - bottled water, buckets, plastic gloves, bar soap and shampoo

St. Vincent de Paul Appleton - Christmas Store (900 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton – inside of the Northland Mall)

  • Live music throughout the day
  • Coffee and cookies throughout the day, free will donation
  • Wreath and garland decorating classes at 10AM and 2PM, free will donation

Thrivent will match qualifying personal donations made online via this Donation Link or onsite, up to $10,000 or 11:59 p.m., whichever comes first. More details about how to volunteer, donate, and participate can be found at https://connect.thrivent.com/east-wi-upper-mi-tmn/ or http://www.svdpappleton.org/.


“As a membership organization of Christians, living generously is part of our mission,” said Community Engagement Leader Laura Gruender.  “We believe part of being wise with money is supporting our members as they use their finances, time, and talent to make a difference in the lives of others.”


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.


"Through our ongoing partnership with Thrivent Financial, our organization has made a significantly stronger impact on the lives of the thousands of people that we serve,” said St. Vincent de Paul Appleton Executive Director, Kristen Trimberger. “Thrivent Financial's pledge to match personal donations up to $10,000 on #GivingTuesday allows us to serve many more of our neighbors in need during the upcoming holiday season. We are incredibly grateful to collaborate with Thrivent Financial on #GivingTuesday to strengthen our community and help alleviate poverty," said Trimberger.

The public is encouraged to participate. Details can be found at www.connect.thrivent.com/east-wi-upper-mi-tmn or http://www.svdpappleton.org/. Follow us on Facebook, search Thrivent Member Network East Wisconsin Upper Michigan Region https://www.facebook.com/Thrivent-Member-Network-East-Wisconsin-Upper-Michigan-Region-285476511878431/, and St. Vincent de Paul Appleton https://www.facebook.com/svdpappleton/.  


Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by a number of financial representatives. Individuals interested in contacting a local Thrivent Financial representative can find more information at www.thrivent.com

About St. Vincent de Paul Appleton

St. Vincent de Paul Appleton (SVdP) is a lay organization that leads women, men, and youth to join together and provide person-to-person services to those who are in need. The Society was founded on principles of helping the poor and being a voice for the voiceless. We provide a compassionate, listening ear and financial assistance to help people meet their basic needs for food and shelter. We also help with medical bills, utilities, transportation, clothing, home furnishings, employment opportunities, mentoring and other unique requests for assistance. The Society is funded through community donations and profits from its Thrift Stores. The Thrift Stores operate with all donated materials. Most of the Society’s work is done by volunteers who give countless hours to maintaining the stores, visiting the people that we serve and distributing financial assistance. Annually, SVdP reaches an estimated 80,000 people in our local community.

About Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial is a fraternal benefit society that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2 million member-owners a broad range of insurance, investments and banking solutions through financial representatives, independent agents and online. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their beliefs while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent.


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