Each year, Thrivent members have the opportunity to direct (i.e. designate) some of the money Thrivent gives to charitable organizations through a program called Thrivent Choice. You have the opportunity to support your congregation, your synod, or a churchwide ministry (such as… the ELCA Malaria Campaign!). Allocations must be submitted by March 31 each year.
You can still direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2012 by visiting the Thrivent Choice website. Simply log in using your MyThrivent member ID, and then search for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. You can also choose to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars by phone at 800-847-4836.
The money that you direct to the ELCA Malaria Campaign comes directly to us– this program works. Right now the ELCA Malaria Campaign is receiving about $1,000 every month because our donors direct Thrivent Choice dollars our way. We’re grateful for these gifts– but we think that number could be much higher! We heard today from our local Thrivent colleagues that only 30% of eligible Thrivent members are choosing to direct their Thrivent Choice dollars! That means we’re leaving money on the table. Let’s not do that– let’s take advantage of Thrivent’s generosity and put that money to work, supporting anti-malaria programs in Africa!