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October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015 – Charlotte, NC – BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz (BPFNA) launches its 2nd annual Colour the Dove campaign with the goal of raising $6,500 for #GivingTuesday. The campaign will run from October 7 and end on December 1, the official #GivingTuesday 2015 date.
“As we head into 2016, we want the future of BPFNA to be as bright and vibrant as our dove and fire logo," said BPFNA Executive Director LeDayne McLeese Polaski. “We rely on individual and congregational donations to do this work of peace rooted in justice. Last year's campaign raised a little over $5,500, so this year we’re hoping to exceed that amount with our goal of $6,500. And 2015 is a perfect time to give! Thanks to a generous donor, all amounts over and above 2014 gifts will be doubled. This means any amount that exceeds what people gave in 2014 will be doubled, or if they did not give in 2014, the entire gift will be doubled. Together we can keep BPFNA going strong!”
Starting with a blank outline of the usually colourful logo, people donate to help restore the logo to its bright colours and ensure an equally bright financial future for BPFNA. Click here to find out more about Colour the Dove and to donate. You can also mail a donation to “BPFNA, 300 Hawthorne Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28204.” Use the hashtag #colourthedove to help BPFNA spread the word through social media. See below for some sample tweets and other ways you can participate in the campaign.
Started in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street YMCA and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday is a movement that encourages people to give back to their favorite nonprofits. Seen as a global day of giving, #GivingTuesday’s purpose is to contradict the materialism that now goes hand-in-hand with the Holiday season.
Other Ways to Participate
If you’re on Twitter, use these tweets to help us spread the word about the campaign.