Show and tell, the classic grade school activity, is a way to bring others into conversation about something important to you. As a PWS&D Champion, you can show and tell your community about needs around the world and encourage your congregation can respond.

Share PWS&D’s posts on social media with your network of friends, so others can learn about the communities where PWS&D is responding to poverty and disaster.

Host a digital or in-person event—a knit-a-thon, a concert—to raise funds for the refugee sponsorship work of PWS&D. Inviting others to join with you in supporting this important work is a way to show you care!

Open your Bible and read passages like Genesis 21:8-19 and Mark 5:25-34 which discuss God’s response to people in need.

Write a letter to the Prime Minister and your member of Parliament showing that you care about climate change and global hunger, and that you want Canada to increase its effort to overcome it. Visit for a simple way to do this.

Take questions from your congregation about food insecurity, poverty, or the work of PWS&D in the offering plate, or in a box in your church lobby. Then, carve out a few minutes during a Sunday Service to answer them.

Enter the annual Ride for Refuge event as a cyclist, walker or for some other activity. As you raise funds  leading up to this event, tell the people around you why eradicating poverty is so important to you.

Let the minister or missions committee at your church know about urgent appeals sent out by PWS&D. Make sure you are subscribed to PWS&D’s e-newsletter to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Let us know how your congregation is coming together to respond to needs around the world. You can email schunoo [at] presbyterian [dot] ca to have your story featured in an upcoming Presbyterians in Action, to help inspire others.