You’re probably familiar with #GivingTuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) which is a day celebrated internationally, in which we are encouraged to give a donation to the non-profits we stand behind. 

Because of COVID-19, the folks behind #GivingTuesday have created a special day of giving on Tuesday, May 5th. They are calling it #GivingTuesdayNOW.

Nonprofits rely on donations to keep their organizations running. With the current economic issues surrounding COVID-19, and especially with many people out of work, financial donations everywhere have suffered… including here at Gleaning.

We’ve set up a special donation page for #GivingTuesdayNOW. The donations you give towards this special day will be used for the stuff nobody likes to think about – but is necessary to keep an organization running: That’s right… Overhead (electricity, printer paper, phone bills, etc.) 

Your donation will help us continue assisting those in need during this time. We’ve been busy distributing 45,000 pounds of potatoes for hungry families and individuals, and we’ve been supplying PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for medical workers and first responders all around central Virginia. We’ve also been sending supplies to Nashville, TN, and Moss, MS, after devastating tornadoes barreled through, leaving many homeless. …and our international work continues as well. Poverty doesn’t stop when a pandemic shows up. If anything, it gets worse.

#GivingTuesdayNOW will be celebrated on  May 5th, however, you don’t have to wait until then to donate to this cause. Click the button below to visit our #GivingTuesdayNOW donation page. All donations given on this page between today and next Tuesday will be designated for helping Gleaning as we continue our work of helping those in need in this unprecedented time. 


In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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Today, we say our final goodbyes to our friend and Gleaning family member, Steve Bryant. We thank you all for your prayers for Steve’s family and friends during this time.

*Picture is of Steve’s Gleaning hat, his work gloves, and his boots on the back of “Blue” (the Gleaning box truck that Steve often drove.) This was displayed during today’s funeral.

Sharing the obituary for our friend and Gleaning family member: Steven Kent Bryant, 64, of Madison Heights, VA, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 due to a vehicular accident. He is survived by his wife of forty two years, Sheryl F. Bryant.
Born March 7, 1957 in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Garland Gwinn Bryant and is survived by his mother, Myrtle Holmes Suddith Bryant. Steve was employed with Gleaning For The World for over nineteen years where he was a logistics specialist. He was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. He was a huge UVA and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved his Harley-Davidson and watching his grandchildren play baseball and was devoted to his family.
In addition to his wife, Sheryl, he is survived by three sons; Shaun M. Bryant (Rachel), Shane M. Bryant (Rhonda) and Schuyler M. Bryant (Cassidy); two daughters, Stephanie B. Routon (Joshua) and Summer B. Yancey (Dustin); one brother, Jerry Bryant (Sue); two nieces, Jennifer Meeks and Jill Lawson; ten grandchildren, Caleb, Kadin, Carter, Colin, Carson, Carmen, Brennan, Brinley, Presley and Braelyn.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-9 PM at Diuguid Wiggington Road Chapel.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Madison Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Todd Blake officiating.
Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gleaning For The World, P.O. Box 645, Concord, VA 24538.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory-Wiggington Road Chapel, 385-8900, is serving the family. To send on-line condolences please go to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.