If 2021 had been a normal year, CISV Washington DC would have celebrated its 50th anniversary! But when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? So that’s what we’re doing, starting with this campaign.
The past 2 years have been particularly hard for CISV DC. Despite not being able to run international programs, the survival of our international and national organization required our financial support that was not compensated by participation fees. Looking forward, we have made commitments to host programs in 2022, 2023, and 2024. To make this possible financially we are setting an ambitious goal:
$50k for 50 Years
This is the goal we hope to reach by June 30, 2022, in time for the postponed 50th anniversary celebration we are planning for July. This is by far the biggest goal we have ever set, but we think we can make it.
The first phase of our plan is to raise $20,000 by the end of December. We have a challenge fund of $10,000, put together by our board members and a few dedicated long-time CISV DC families. This means all donations to CISV DC made in December will be matched, dollar for dollar, giving you an opportunity to double your impact!
Our challenge to all of you is to help us reach $10,000 by December 31, by making a donation, or creating a fundraising page. Together as a community who has seen what impact CISV can have for us and those around us for over 50 years, we can make a difference!
Gifts to CISV Washington DC, in any amount, will help us:
- support our 2022 “Remember Me” Youth Meeting program, and upcoming programs in 2023 (StepUp) and 2024 (Village);
- increase our scholarship fund to help families that want their children to have the CISV experience, but have difficulty paying;
- develop our program participants, leaders, and staff in becoming active global citizens; and
- continue developing and improving programs, camps, and events that are enjoyed each year by thousands of participants around the world.
Please use and share the following link to make a donation or create a fundraising page: