To fund this Step Up in Jacksonville, we are looking for 50 organizations or families to support us with a tax-deductible donation of at least $1,000. Would you please join this select group of “50 for Peace”?
HOW TO DONATE
Please fill out: 50 for Peace Contribution Form and send (along with a check payable to CISV Jacksonville) to:
1650 Margaret Street, Suite 302
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3869
(thanks in advance for contributing an envelope/stamp)
Deadline for inclusion in 40th Birthday Celebration materials is Nov. 10, though you may still become a “50 for Peace” partner with a $1000 contribution after that time.
Your donation will support:
STEP UP CAMP —A three-week camp bringing together delegations of 14-year-olds (2 boys and 2 girls) and an adult leader from 10 different countries. CISV’s Step-Up program encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV’s peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection
Jacksonville’s Step Up will be one of approximately 30 Step Up camp held around the world during the summer of 2017 to help foster world peace. We invite you to join us in helping young people to learn to see the world without prejudice or stereotype—and create fond memories of their time here in our beloved Jacksonville.
About CISV Jacksonville
There are many international organizations that invite young people to travel abroad and spend time in a foreign country. CISV is very different. You will not find another organization providing such experience for young people with a dedication to helping them learn about peace through tolerance and understanding.
CISV has a long history in the Jacksonville area. In the mid-1970’s, Dorothy Groshell (CISV Jacksonville founder) read an article in The Saturday Review entitled “Catch Them While They’re Young,” and was excited by the opportunities CISV could offer her young sons. Since there was no Chapter in Jacksonville, she started one (now one of 22 chapters in the US, still the only one in Florida).
The first Interchange with El Salvador was in 1976. Jacksonville’s first Village was held in 1978 at the Bartram School campus. Since then, programs have been held in Jacksonville in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. There are also a variety of local programs.
In 2017, when the CISV Step Up opens its doors, media outlets, companies, organizations and government officials will want to celebrate its success. You will be among the first who stepped forward for an event that will make a mark on Jacksonville, and throughout the world.
CISV is a 501(c)3 and 100% volunteer organization. The money raised will cover costs of the campsite, including food, program expenses and leadership training. Tax documentation will be sent to the address you provide.
Questions? Please just e-mail us or call Lynn Buff at 904.616.1390. We are happy to help.