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Give a Bishops Blend Gift Box this Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, honor the special women in your life with a gift that makes a real difference for women everywhere – Mom's Bishops Blend Coffee and Tea Boxes from Episcopal Relief & Development.

Each purchase of a Bishops Blend gift box helps support Episcopal Relief & Development's programs that touch the lives of women around the world. These purchases enable women to better provide for their families and build a brighter future for themselves, their children and their communities.

The selection includes choices for both coffee and tea lovers. Each gift comes with two varieties of coffee or tea and two Fair Trade, organic chocolate bars by Theo – mint chocolate and milk chocolate.

Blogger Cleo Coyle describes Bishops Blend coffee as "a perfectly balanced cup…in no way flat—but not overly bright either. It's very smooth, almost creamy on the palate without a trace of bitterness." She goes on to say that "the finish is excellent, as well [and]…as the coffee cools, the notes include a slight vanilla flavor and even a touch of cinnamon." According to Coyle, Bishops Blend is a coffee one "could easily drink all day."

Organic, shade grown and certified Fair Trade, Bishops Blend products protect the earth while ensuring that coffee and tea growers are paid a living wage and have access to affordable credit.

"Not only does Bishops Blend make a great gift, it's also a resource that congregations can enjoy while learning about Fair Trade products and supporting those in need," said Brian Sellers-Petersen, Episcopal Relief & Development's Director of Church Engagement. "Churches can serve these wonderful coffees and teas at coffee hour or sell them for a fundraiser and know they're helping farmers earn a living in communities around the world."

To learn more about Bishops Blend or Episcopal Relief & Development's work, please visit www.er-d.org or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus' words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow's challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.



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