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Episcopal Relief & Development kicks off $700,000 Holiday Match

Thanks to a generous group of donors, Episcopal Relief & Development is launching its annual Holiday Match again this year, offering our supporters and new donors the chance to double their impact with a donation. From now until the end of the year, every dollar donated will be matched, up to a total of $700,000.

“In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells his listeners, ‘You are the light of the world’,” said Rob Radtke, President & CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development. “The Holiday Match provides an exceptional opportunity to be that light and to amplify the life-changing impact Episcopal Relief & Development and our partners are creating together.”

The Holiday Match will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling the organization to work around the world with local partners as they help communities overcome poverty, hunger, disease and rebuild after disasters. Contributions will help fund projects such as microloans and training to economically empower women around the world, community health programs to improve the health and well-being of women and children, and disaster preparedness and response efforts both domestically and overseas.

Donations made to any Episcopal Relief & Development fund before December 31 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 eligible for the Holiday Match.

“Through your support of our work, you are helping to transform the world, revealing the potential that exists but lies in communities around the globe that are struggling with poverty and hunger,” said Radtke.

Between now and the end of the year, all contributions up to $700,000 will be matched. Donate online at or call 1.855.312.4325. Gifts can also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.


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