Get Involved with Gifts for Life | Episcopal Relief & Development

Get Involved with
Gifts for Life

Individuals and parishes alike are finding unique ways to engage across the world — and transform lives with Gifts for Life. Because one of the greatest things about being in a community is working with each other to have an even greater impact. Gifts for Life makes taking collective action easy — and fun! See how you can inspire your parish, friends, or family to create lasting change… together.

Our Church Toolkit

Engage Your Community

We’ve created this collection of free and downloadable resources to help you spread the word about Gifts for Life within your congregation or community. Click to download, print or upload to websites, emails, bulletins and more.

Download the Brochure [.pdf]

Whether you have a printer or would rather email a pdf, download the brochure version of our catalog to make browsing gifts easier!


Use our
Powerpoint Slide

Do you give powerpoint presentations? Then download our slide so you can share the meaning of Gifts for Life with others.


Save the
Flier [.docx]

Our one-sheeter can be printed and posted or emailed so your community can get a glimpse of all our life-changing gift offerings.


our Graphics

Think a picture is worth 1,000 words?? Use our Gifts for Life graphics and post them on social media or embed them in an email –the possibilities
are endless!


Get Inspired

See what parishes across the country are doing to come together, put their faith into action and raise funds to purchase Gifts for Life for lasting change.

Get Inspired

St. Margaret’s
“Wine into Water”

Palm Desert, CA

Meredith Hardy, Congregational Ministry Partner at St. Margaret’s in Palm Desert, CA, hosted a “Wine into Water” soirée and silent auction. Together, they sold bottles of wine to reach their $5,000 goal to bring clean water to a rural community.

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St. Alban’s
“Pilgrimage Walk”

Davidson, NC

St. Alban’s organized a “pilgrimage walk” for their congregation, during which children looked for hidden tickets along the path. Later, they used the tickets they’d gathered to vote for their favorite Gifts for Life. St. Alban’s bought the gifts that the children had chosen.

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Fifteen Years of
Compassion at St. Luke’s

Bethesda, MD

Aaron and Graham were just children when they were first introduced to our catalog in church. Inspired to take action, they began collecting coins from their classmates each week at Sunday school for Episcopal Relief & Development. It was the start of a special tradition of compassion at St. Luke’s that rippled outward, and can still be felt 15 years later.

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Share Your Story

However you engage with Gifts for Life — whether you’ve gathered as a congregation to purchase a gift package or you gave gifts on your own — we want to hear about it. Submit your Gifts for Life story, and you could be featured on our website.

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Since 1940, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working alongside church partners all across the world to facilitate transformative, lasting change. Explore all Gifts for Life categories, which are based on the three key priorities of community development proven to be most effective in our faith-based work: women, children and climate.