Your donation: Doubled
You’ve spent the past year working for peace, justice and nonviolence in your communities — and that hard work has rippled up throughout the country.
Whether it’s the 21st Century Freedom Ride through the South, the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign, taking the message of Jobs Not Wars to the streets, The Future Is NOW conference on peacemaking and activism for youth and young adults in Minneapolis, the Facing Tear Gas actions in Texas and along the U.S./Mexico border, or anti-drone legislation successfully passed in upstate New York — we at the Fellowship of Reconciliation are overwhelmed with gratitude, and putting our staff on the ground to support this important work in the next year.
But the truth is, we can only be effective if we’re able to fully fund our grassroots organizers — and at the moment, we’re falling short of that goal.
Our executive director, Rev. Kristin Stoneking, has made a personal commitment of a $4,000 matching grant to the Fellowship of Reconciliation — but only if we receive gifts from our supporters to match that amount.
That means that between now and New Year’s, every dollar you donate to FOR will be doubled. But you must act before Dec. 31!
We’ve been working to transform individuals and communities through reconciliation since 1915 — with you, and people like you, with us every step of the way.
So often we ask so much of you — of your attention, your time, your activism, your organizing. We continue to value and celebrate the incredible work that you do.
Today, we’re asking you to invest in FOR so we can invest in the work that you do.
In 2014, we want to support the campaigns I mentioned above to the fullest extent. But we want to do more than that — we want to plant seeds of hope in the new year, empowering our local communities and our faith communities to work ever more effectively for social justice.
Today, this day, we need your help in getting there.
Top image: IFOR Fellows and FOR staff, October 2013 (photo by Gretchen Honnold).