Episcopal Relief & Development highlights friends in Massachusetts

Posted Dec 20, 2012

[Episcopal Relief and Development] This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the long-running Holly Day Luncheon and Fair in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Members and neighbors of Grace Episcopal Church flock to the parish hall for the annual event, which benefits Episcopal Relief & Development’s work to alleviate poverty worldwide. This long-standing tradition, which began when Episcopal Relief & Development was still the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, now includes a “Children’s Shopping Room” where youngsters can browse and choose gifts for their friends and family, and even have them gift wrapped, all on a kid-sized budget.

The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features present stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit www.er-d.org to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution.  Please note that our web features are now on an alternating schedule.  The next Power of Partnerships will be published in January.

For more information or to make a gift, please call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Donations can also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25.  Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Reminder: we have a new phone number!  Call toll free, 1.855.312.HEAL(4325)