Episcopal Relief and Development and the Millennium Development Goals
Remember Bishop’s Blend? ERD has replaced that program with a new fair trade retail program, Equal Exchange. Now you can support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development simply by purchasing some of the world’s finest coffees, teas, chocolates and foods. Not only will your purchase of these items help heal a hurting world, they will also provide a fair wage to the members of the small farming cooperatives that produce them. These items also make great gifts. For more information on ordering and to see the products, go here: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/church-campaigns/Fair-Trade
And speaking of gifts, don’t forget that the ERD Gifts for Life catalog is currently available on the website here: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/gifts-for-life/all-gifts We will have some catalogs in the gathering soon as well. Remember, all gifts to ERD are matched (up to $750,000) through the end of the year!
Lastly, keep an eye out in your bulletin for inserts highlighting the work of ERD.
Jen Gulberg Smith