CPT INTERNATIONAL: Benefactor will match all 25th anniversary donations up to $5000 this spring



18 May 2011


CPT benefactor will match all 25th anniversary donations up

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

and oppression.

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!

 Contributions can also be made online: https:https://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpghttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgwww.cpt.orghttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgparticipatehttps://cpt.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0316-2.jpgdonate.

Hold an event in your community, church, or home to broaden

the base of support for CPT’s peacemaking work.  Include a CPT video <

, a CPT speaker <

, 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

a year!

 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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