Christian Aid Week 2020
Last year, Christian Aid raised over £7.5m through church collections, house-to-house, and events such as Big Brekkies. Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week 2020.
So the charity is launching a ‘vibrant, virtual Christian Aid Week’ with a range of creative ideas, resources and guides to help people fundraise and connect with their community virtually, while respecting social distancing measures.
Have a look here for regular updates and resources: caweek.org/virtualresources
Individuals can also sign up for unique events during Christian Aid Week itself from 10-16 May, such as a daily quiz and live stream worship events.
Christian Aid will be offering an ‘e-envelope’; a digital way for people to share the Christian Aid Week story with family and friends, and ask for a donation. Click here to create your e-envelope.
Donations can also be made at www.caweek.org
A collection of prayers for the current coronavirus situation is online here: christianaid.org.uk/pray/churches/coronavirus-prayers . It includes prayers of thanksgiving and intercession; a prayer for times of isolation; a prayer for medical workers everywhere; a prayer for the global pandemic; a prayer for the church.
Christian Aid Week programme manager Sophie Brightwell said:
“Love never fails. Coronavirus impacts all of us. But love unites us all. Its during crises like Covid-19 that the vulnerabilities of those living in extreme poverty are even more evident. This Christian Aid Week we can fight against Coronavirus alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty.”
Watch this message from Christian Aid’s CEO, Amanda Mukwashi, to learn more about the charity’s Global Strategy for 2019-2026: