Building a vibrant, virtual Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid has developed a suite of creative new ideas, guides and resources, to inspire people to fundraise and connect with their community, creatively and virtually, while respecting social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Individuals will be able to 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 also be offering an ‘e-envelope’, offering a digital way for people to share the Christian Aid Week story with family and friends, and ask for a donation.
In these challenging times many churches have already made bold steps, streaming services online and harnessing technology and social media to reach out to communities.
In the same way, Christian Aid has also been thinking creatively how best to ensure it can continue standing together with the most vulnerable and marginalised people during this time of global crisis.
Many Christian Aid supporters will have already dedicated a significant amount of their time and energy to planning these initiatives. Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week as planned but will shift to the autumn.
“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.” (Cynan Llwyd, Acting Head of Christian Aid Wales)
Please keep an eye on https://www.christianaid.org.uk/about-us/christian-aid-week/coronavirus-guidance for up-to-the minute information and resources as they launch.