Episcopal Relief & Development is kicking off its annual holiday match, offering supporters and donors the opportunity to double their impact with a donation. Thanks to a generous group of donors, for the second year in a row, contributions that Episcopal Relief & Development receives between now and the end of the year will be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $1 million.
“No matter where I travel, one thing I observe is that all of us, as children of God, share the same hopes and dreams,” said Rob Radtke, President & CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development. “The needs of the world are often overwhelming, but we can act on our faith, knowing our actions genuinely make a difference. I deeply appreciate these donors for enabling Episcopal Relief & Development and our partners to multiply our efforts.”
The Million Dollar Match will benefit the organization’s Global Needs Fund, enabling work around the world with local partners, helping communities overcome poverty, hunger, disaster and disease. Contributions will support programs that empower women and promote gender equality, enable children to reach their full potential, help build resilience to the effects of a changing climate, and promote disaster preparedness.
“Each year, we get many inquiries about when this important match campaign begins so supporters can participate and help us double our reach,” said Xerxes Eclipse, Director of Donor Services for Episcopal Relief & Development. “It really is humbling to know year-in, year-out how so many of our donors are moved to support our important work and are looking for a strategic giving opportunity like this.”
Donations made to Episcopal Relief & Development before the end of the year are eligible for matching, including contributions online, over the phone, by mail or through Gifts for Life, the organization’s alternative giving catalog. Gifts of stock or from an IRA are also included in the Million Dollar Match.
“With your support, Episcopal Relief & Development will reach even more people in the year ahead, sowing seeds of abundance and lasting change,” said Radtke.
Between now and December 31, eligible contributions up to $1 million will be matched. Donate online at episcopalrelief.org/match, or call 1.855.312.4325. Gifts can also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.