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Virtual Tribute Dinner 2020:

Responding to the Call

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Introduction

Episcopal Charities’ Virtual Tribute Dinner: #RespondingToTheCall is an opportunity to celebrate the work of outreach programs throughout the Diocese of New York, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 19th, at 8 pm, during which we’ll hear from those involved at these transformative programs, see performances by Episcopal Charities-sponsored children’s choirs, and hear from some very special guests.

Operating in ten counties and in a variety of social areas, Episcopal Charities funds non-sectarian programs that speak to the dignity of every human person.

Talking Points

  • Episcopal Charities mobilized in just 14 days to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, awarding its first grant on April 3rd.

  • Episcopal Charities currently funds 100 transformative programs, from soup kitchens to summer camps, shelters for refugees, and support for immigrants and the incarcerated.

  • In addition to funding, Episcopal Charities provides holistic resources to promote programmatic sustainability, including volunteers, webinars and seminars from experts,

  • 100% of every donation goes towards funding these crucial programs, not overhead costs.

  • Episcopal Charities funds programs in ten counties: Bronx, Dutchess, New York, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

  • In 2020, Episcopal Charities-sponsored programs have served more than 4 million duplicated individuals.

Hashtags & Accounts

Please use the following hashtags in your posts on social media to promote the event, and be sure to tag Episcopal Charities!
 

  • Hashtags: #RespondingToTheCall #ECNY #COVIDRelief #nonprofit #outreachprograms

  • Facebook: @episcopalcharitiesnewyork

  • Instagram: @episcopalcharities

Building a Movement - November 10, 2020

Encourage others to respond to the call by posting our movement-building graphic on November 10, 2020, and include the hashtag #RespondingToTheCall. You might wish to update your profile picture or avatar for one day to build momentum every time you appear on someone's feed! 

Below is a suggested caption, but the most compelling caption is one that speaks to you! Episcopal Charities funds over 100 programs throughout the Diocese of New York. Consider highlighting an issue that's important to you, like food insecurity, immigration, children's arts and academic support, LGBTQ+ issues, or prison ministry!

Movement Building TD 2020

Suggested Caption: 

How are YOU #RespondingToTheCall? Join me at Episcopal Charities' Virtual Tribute Dinner on November 19th and help us provide support to outreach programs that serve more than a million people every year. Text RESPONDING to 91999 or visit

ec-ny.org/dinner now!

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Sample Posts

Below are sample posts you may use at any time to spread the message on social media. Check back often as we announce new special guests and performances!

 

To download, click the image and then right-click to download, or click here to access these images via Dropbox. 
 

Episcopal Charities issued its first COVID-19 Relief Grant on April 3rd, just 14 days after Governor Cuomo issued statewide shelter-in-place orders. A quick response is crucial during a crisis, and Episcopal Charities was one of the first to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable – providing grants to programs supporting first responders, the unexpectedly unemployed, and more.

On November 19th, tune in to Episcopal Charities’ Virtual Tribute Dinner: Responding to the Call to hear from special guests and those who have benefited from Episcopal Charities-funded programs. Tickets are available at ec-ny.org/dinner or by texting RESPONDING to 91999.

Suggested Caption

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I'm #RespondingToTheCall by supporting Episcopal Charities' Virtual Tribute Dinner! Join me in helping fund 100 outreach programs in ten counties that provide crucial services to those in need - including #COVIDRelief services. Text RESPONDING to 91999 to buy tickets or make a donation!

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For Instagram: 

How will YOU respond to the call of those in need? Here’s an idea: join us at Episcopal Charities’ Virtual Tribute Dinner: Responding to the Call on November 19th at 8 pm, and support those who have supported us in our time of need. Buy tickets via the link in @episcopalcharities’ bio or by texting RESPONDING to 91999!

Suggested Caption

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I'm #RespondingToTheCall by supporting Episcopal Charities' Virtual Tribute Dinner! Join me in helping fund 100 outreach programs in ten counties that provide crucial services to those in need - including #COVIDRelief services. Text RESPONDING to 91999 to buy tickets or make a donation!

Suggested Caption

As soon as the #COVID19 pandemic struck, Episcopal Charities was there. Will you be #RespondingToTheCall with me on November 19th for their Virtual Tribute Dinner? Text RESPONDING to 91999 or visit ec-ny.org/dinner now! 

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4,029,737. That's how many duplicated individuals were served by Episcopal Charities #FeedingPrograms this year alone. I'll be at their #VirtualTributeDinner this year - will you join me? Text RESPONDING to 91999 now!

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For Parishes

We'd love if you helped spread the word about our Tribute Dinner via your parish's bulletin. Click here to download a sample announcement in three different sizes and formats. 

If you'd like to request another format or size, click here to email Associate Director of Development, Amalia Vavala. 

ABOUT EPISCOPAL CHARITIES

Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and have a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.

ADDRESS

1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025

 

PHONE

212-316-7575

 

MAIL 

episcopalcharities@dioceseny.org

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