Thrive to Five

The 75th Anniversary Celebration and related campaigns are no longer active. Please take a look at the latest activities available in our Church in Action Section



Thrive to Five Campaign
I believe that all children and families deserve a healthy start in life.

Globally, more than 300,000 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Although the numbers have decreased by nearly 50% since 1990, this still means 800 preventable deaths every day.

Children under five and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.  Respiratory infections and diarrhea can also be fatal in young children.

With our local partners, Episcopal Relief & Development is enabling children and families to get the best start in life through maternal health, malaria prevention and early childhood development programs.

In order to reduce illness and death among expectant and new mothers and their children, we support local initiatives that train health workers and community volunteers to actively engage with families and monitor child health.  Our work also includes:

  • Offering maternal and child health programs
  • Training health workers to educate their communities about disease prevention, symptom identification and treatment
  • Reducing barriers to care for expectant and new mothers
  • Enabling monitoring and facilitation of child health and development
  • Supporting care for children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • Equipping Malaria Control Agents to ensure pregnant women and children under age five sleep under mosquito nets every night in malaria-prone areas, and to monitor net use through our award-winning flagship malaria prevention program (NetsforLife®).


What’s in Your Toolkit

There are many ways you can go out and make a difference.  Here are all the individual tools you’ll need to spread the word about this important work.  All the materials are free. We welcome you to access them as you encourage your community to invest in our vital mission.  Thank you!

Episcopal Relief & Development History Overview
75th Anniversary Celebration and Campaign Overview
Guide to Planning Celebration Efforts in Your Parish, Diocese, Episcopal Group
Ideas for Fundraising and Getting Involved
75th Anniversary Gift Packages for Churches
Frequently Asked Questions: Maternal & Child Health
Frequently Asked Questions: Asset-Based Community Development
Frequently Asked Questions: Episcopal Relief & Development Organization
Bulletin Insert – Thrive to Five
Order: 75th Anniversary Timeline Brochure
Order: 75th Anniversary Campaign Donation Envelopes
Order: 75th Anniversary Hope Chest
Prayers of the People – Short
Prayers of the People – Expanded
Formal Preface
Collect for the 75th Anniversary
Create Your Own Personal Fundraising Page
Instructions for Setting Up Individual Fundraising Pages on Stay Classy
Christian Formation Materials for Youth on Malaria
Rita Mosquito: A Children’s Program on Malaria
Video: Episcopal Relief & Development General – Long
Video: Episcopal Relief & Development General – Short
Video: Episcopal Relief & Development in Spanish 
Video: I Believe Together We Can Heal A Hurting World
Video: General Maternal and Child Health
Video: On Malaria
Story: Strengthened from Within in Mozambique
Story: Expectant Mothers Receive Extra Care through NetsforLife®
Story: Atlanta Diocese Unites to Stop Malaria
Display Board
Display Board Example Image
Download: 75th Anniversary Graphic – Color
Download: 75th Anniversary Graphic – Black & White
Download: Episcopal Relief & Development Logo – Color
Program Photos
Thrive to Five Stickers
75th Anniversary Sticker Instructions


Questions?  Email us or call 855.312.HEAL (4325).