Mission Possible Campaign: Progress! and Help!

Mission Possible: The Pavilion Project

People often ask how the fundraising for the pavilion project is going. I say really well!  It’s been an encouraging so far with many people giving however they can.  Many generous donors have given and pledged over $1,225,000. Below is an outline of the gifts we’ve received to date in graphic form.  We are elated and grateful for the generosity shown to date and also aware we still have $600,000 to go till we reach the $1,800,000 goal.  $1.8M will not only build the new pavilion, it will pay for camp program for four years (2012-2015).  The logic takes a little explaining but the short story is that we built the campaign this way so that we could raise the program-subsidy money we raise each year while we’re raising money for the pavilion all with one message.  That message is that VT young people need a place for faith-development and that place needs to include programming beyond summer.  Our secondary message is very simple: the current pavilion is broken!

Will you help?  There are two ways you can help:

We’re still searching for commitments of money.  Would you consider a monthly gift of $10 or more?

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We’re now seeking commitments of time. We’ll value time commitments at $20/hour.  So if you said you could give us a week of time (40 hours), say to do a bunch of painting, we’d count that as a gift of $800 toward the remaining money to be raised.  You can fill out the form on this page to let us know of your gift

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In other news, I’d like to highlight the biggest gift given to date.  It was in the amount of $200,000 and was given by the Clemens Family Corporation (CFC)!  CFC (http://www.clemensfamilycorp.com) owns Hatfield Quality Meats, Country View Family Farms, Clemens Development, CFC Logistics, PV Transport and Nick’s Sausage Company.  Their vision is quite simply to “steward diversified, profitable and growing enterprises controlled by the Clemens family.”  Among their stated values are:

  • Honor God in all we do
  • Earn a reputation of high ethics and integrity
  • Take a long-term view
  • Share success with team members, community and shareholders
  • Seek to set commercial standards
  • Some of the camp’s supporters work for CFC businesses and that is, in part, the connection between CFC and Bethany Birches.

Thanks John, Merrill, Doug and other CFC members for giving The Pavilion Project a huge boost!

Campers say thanks to Pavi Donors!

Campers talk about the old and new pavilions:


And here is a visual image of the giving to date.  Pretty amazing to have so many gifts of so many different sizes.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Click on the image to see it larger or download the pdf

Pyramid - giving mission possible - December 2013

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