18 May 2011
CPT benefactor will match all 25th
to $5000 this spring
by Carol Rose
Yes, friends, we need to do a little “preaching to the choir.” Many of you are
already convinced that CPT is doing good work. As we celebrate twenty-five
years of disciplined, nonviolent peacemaking, we face the challenge of ensuring
the financial foundation to go forward for the next twenty-five years.
CPT continues to have a large chorus of strong and faithful contributors. With
gratitude, we look to you for the sustained melody of funds needed to support
accompaniment of local peacemakers in Colombia, Iraq, Palestine, First Nations,
and elsewhere as they wage nonviolent direct action against systems of violence
In December and January individual donations dropped $70,000 (U.S.): 7% of our
annual budget. How might you be able to help CPT make up the shortfall and
advance into the next quarter century?
Write an anniversary check today for $25, $250, $2500 or
more! This spring, a generous donor will match your gift up to $5000!
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Hold an event in your community, church, or home to broaden
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, food, music, fun, and letter-writing in support of a CPT action alert. And don’t forget to ask for money!
Have you felt called to greater commitment with CPT, but
joining the Peacemaker Corps is not feasible for you right now? Consider
organizing your community to financially support a full-time CPTer. The
U.S. military spends up to a million taxpayer dollars to deploy one soldier to
Iraq. CPT deploys a well-trained, full-time peacemaker for under $20,000
Is your congregation or meeting able to provide for CPT in
their budget? Are there discretionary funds that could be donated to CPT?
Do you know of someone who could give $2,500, $25,000 or
more to CPT? Talk with them about CPT and tell us about them!
CPT Reservists commit to serving at least two weeks each
year. If you can’t serve on a team at this time, become a CPT Sustainer
by contributing two weeks of your salary each year.
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You can track the progress of our fundraising campaign through the thermometer on the sidebar at cpt.org
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Septermber Supper Fundraiser
Will you host a dinner party for CPT?
CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested.
There’s no commitment needed at this stage.