GIVING IT UP FOR LENT - GIVING IT UP FOR OTHERS
Annual Fundraiser to benefit CASA MADRE TERESA and CV SEEDS OF HOPE
CV SEEDS OF HOPE is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Massachusetts. Its mission is to assist those in need, here at home and abroad, with a focus primarily on the Cape Verdean elderly, children, and new immigrants to the US.
CASA MADRE TERESA is a non-profit organization located in Fogo, Cabo Verde. It is run by the Franciscan Sisters and provides housing and other essential services to the elderly in need.
If you participated in our Annual Giving It Up for Lent and fell off the wagon, you already know that you owe $50, and you can donate here. Otherwise, you may simply donate whatever amount you choose. The suggested donation is $20. Your donation is FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
If you want your entire donation to go to Casa Madre Teresa, please specify 'CMT Only' when you donate.
Due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic, we will once again NOT be holding the Annual Fundraising Dinner event. However, we are planning a LIVE VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT, which will soon be announced. The event is expected to be held in June. Further details will follow.
We are still committed to attaining our annual $3000 goal. We already have a matching gift from one of our major donors for the first $3000 raised for CASA MADRE TERESA. However, we do need to raise the $3000 for the matching gift to kick in.
As in past years, our stretch goal will be $10,000. We have been able to reach this stretch goal because of our very generous donors. With your help, we hope to reach and perhaps even exceed our goal. The campaign was officially kicked off on April 20 and is expected to last a couple of months.
As previously announced, Casa Madre Teresa will be our primary beneficiary. However, as a 501(c)(3) organization, we plan to support other organizations and individuals in need according to our mission. For this year, 80% of the proceeds will benefit Casa Madre Teresa, while 20% will be used to support other causes, according to our mission.
May God continue to Bless and keep you and your family and friends safe during this still difficult and unprecedented time.
Thank you for your participation and continued support.
Your CV SEEDS OF HOPE Team