Episcopal Relief & Development recently launched a new $3 million grass-roots, church-wide fund-raising campaign dedicated to improving the lives of children up to age six.

Recognizing that from birth to age six is the most vulnerable stage of human life, and that also being the stage where learning begins, ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE will help communities nurture children to their full potential. Research shows that the first 1000 days are critical in setting a foundation that affects their ability to grow, learn and thrive over their entire lives. Around the world, 155 million children under five are stunted due to inadequate nutrition and health care.

“Love allows us to bridge great distances so that children an ocean away are as precious to us as the little ones living right down the block,” said the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church and Honorary Co-Chair of ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE. “Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs with children share our love with thousands of children in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With your help, we can demonstrate God’s love to thousands more.”

The program launched on September 4, 2019 will conclude 1000 days later on May 31, 2022. The program benefits children and their families through:

  • Bringing positive changes to children’s lives by creating economic stability;
  • Nurturing healthy children through improving food and nutrition, protecting health and preventing diseases, empowering parents and protecting families
  • Helping children achieve their full potential by providing access to clean water, hygiene, sanitation and reducing impact of disasters and building resilience.

Episcopal Relief and Development invites individuals, congregations and dioceses to join the One Thousand Days of Love by learning more about the campaign, sharing words about the campaign through social media and , peer to peer fundraising and other creative  campaign activities, and giving as individuals or congregations to help expand the Episcopal Relief and Development’s work with children.

Donations can me made online by going to https://www.episcopalrelief.org/1000DaysOfLove/ or by slow mail at the address below

Episcopal Relief & Development
P.O. Box 7058
Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development diocesan ministry partner Toks Ogungbadero can be reached by email at ogungbt@uplifthealthcare.com or by phone (614) 284-9207 for any questions.