Our Work With Faith Communities
Our Work With Faith-based Communities
Gift of Hope’s mission is founded on the belief that donation transcends all forms of diversity, including the rich diversity of religious traditions, helping to connect people by offering the gift of life and healing to people in need.
The Role of Faith-based Organizations
Your organization can take an active role in advocating for organ and tissue donation. Gift of Hope works closely with religious leaders to promote donation, share accepted religious views on donations, and offer spiritual support to people touched by donations. Together, we help save and enhance lives by providing resources to serve your faith-based communities.
Faith and Hope Month
Each November faith-based organizations join in celebrating Faith and Hope Month through compassionate messaging offering hope and life through organ and tissue donation. Faith and Hope Month is dedicated to telling the stories of those who have used their faith to inspire them to become organ and tissue donors or to support them after the loss of a loved one. Help us spread the message of hope in your faith-based community.
Ways Your Organization Can Participate
Download Gift of Hope’s Faith and Hope Month Toolkit
Our toolkit gives you quick access to promotional materials, including social media content, website banners, newsletter content and more.
Host a Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donation Drive
We help you every step of the way, providing promotional materials and an official Gift of Hope contact person to ensure the drive is a success.
Participate in National Donor Sabbath, which is observed two weekends before Thanksgiving weekend
National Donor Sabbath is when thousands of congregations across the country come together with donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals to talk about the need for the life-saving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation; while also encouraging people to register to become organ and tissue donors.
Lead by example
Let your organization’s support be known and integrate discussion and messaging in your worship/sermons throughout November.
Faith and Hope: A Call to Action
Become a Supporting Faith-based Organization
We invite you to join other faith-based organizations pledging their support of organ and tissue donation. As a leader of your faith-based community, you can make a significant difference in the lives of donor families and transplant recipients by supporting the decision to donate life.