Episcopal Relief & Development has launched its annual Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. Episcopalians, friends and other supporters have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this fundraising campaign.
A group of donors will match all donations up to $760,000 until Dec. 31. The Matching Gift Challenge will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling Episcopal Relief & Development to work around the world with its local partners in overcoming poverty, hunger and disease, and rebuilding after disasters.
“This match is the largest in the history of the organization,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “I’m grateful to our faithful and compassionate friends for their continued support of our critical work with local partners worldwide.”
Donations made to any Episcopal Relief & Development fund before year’s end are eligible for matching, including contributions online, by phone, by mail or through Gifts for Life, the organization’s alternative giving catalog. Gifts of stock or from an IRA are also eligible for the Matching Gift Challenge. For new and existing monthly donors, any scheduled contributions will also be matched.
Click here to donate online, or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Gifts may also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
On another seasonal note, Episcopal Relief and Development has released a Gifts for Life Advent Calendar as part of its Advent Toolkit. The downloadable calendar follows.