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Relief Society in Action Highlights

Members of the Relief Society serve in their communities

Relief Society in Action highlights the volunteer service of Latter-day Saint women in their communities around the world. The Relief Society is the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has more than 7.1 million members and is one of the largest women’s organizations in the world.

Editions

June 13, 2022

In the latest edition, read about how women around the world celebrated the 180th anniversary of the Relief Society by making special pillows for women with breast cancer, collecting donations for a women's shelter in Australia, entertaining children in the hospital in Colombia, and more. 

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Tahitian women sew heart pillows for women who are recovering from breast cancer surgery. French Polynesia, May 20222022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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August 6, 2021

In this edition, read about Relief Society members in French Polynesia who served others on International Women's Day, a Canadian who makes quilts for national unity, and how bottle caps are helping children with cancer in Bolivia. 

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The women of the Ahurai parish participate with one heart and one mind in this service project proposed by two representatives to the Council of Women. French Polynesia, March 2021.2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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March 24, 2021

Highlights of this edition include service-oriented celebrations of International Women's Day all over the world, the preservation of a treasured library in Papua New Guinea, donations to a Tahitian care facility, and more.

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Sisters of the Punaauia Tahiti Stake sew 179 baby blankets and 179 baby angels wraps. March 20212021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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December 8, 2020

In this edition, read about virtual ministering visits conducted by members of the general presidencies of the Church that reached worldwide, Australian sisters who banded together to serve the homeless, Central American women who provided for hurricane survivors, and more.

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William B. Woahn, the Guatemala City Guatemala mission president and his wife, Heidi, pose for a photo with the Bethania Catholic College for Women’s director and other sisters of their congregation on Saturday, November 14, 2020.© 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


October 17, 2020

This edition highlights members of the Relief Society in Oregon who joined forces with local service organizations to help those affected by devastating wildfires, members in Australia who cared for the lonely in local nursing homes, a self-reliance course changing lives of women in Polynesia, and more.

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Blankets service project, Perth Australia
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August 20, 2020

Highlights of this edition include Brazilian sisters who sewed and donated more than three million masks, Australian sisters who donated scarves to orphanages in Myanmar, Canadian sisters who made hats for newborn babies, and more.

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Scarves and Beanies for orphaned children in Myanmar
Gold Coast Stake President Daniel Shine, with Penny Owen, the Stake Relief Society President donate beanies and scarves to Carolyn Tierney, President of the Pu Pu Khin Foundation for Orphanages in Myanmar© 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


June 25, 2020

Highlights of this edition include a 5 million mask milestone reached during Project Protect in Utah, Sister Sharon Eubank of the Relief Society general presidency participates in a webinar with other global religious leaders and sisters in Finland sew hygiene bags and towels for the homeless. 

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Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President (left); Sharon Eubank, Latter-day Saint Charities president (center) and Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, wave to Project Protect volunteers as they deliver completed masks to a Deseret Industries location in Murray, Utah, on Saturday, May 16, 2020.2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


May 5, 2020

In this edition, read about how the Relief Society is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including sewing masks in Australia, Mozambique and the United States

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Maria Chuvo, a Relief Society sister, makes masks with her daughters in Beira, Mozambique, on Thursday, April 23, 2020. 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
   

March 20, 2020

In this inaugural edition, Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham discusses a nutrition program launched in the Philippines and the Relief Society marks its 178th anniversary with a video tribute to women.

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“If we can help parents, mothers, children, overcome this challenge, then they can . . . have a better life,” said Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, in Toledo City, Philippines, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
    

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