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$16k in 2016 - Year of Encounter Fundraising Campaign


  • $16,065
  • 101
  • 8

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$16,065 raised of $16,000
($7,595 online, $8,470 offline)

Give the opportunity for meaningful encounters across borders.

Team Members

name dollars donors


Bette Felton

Bette Felton fundraising for Sister Parish

$1,425 11


David Ericson

$16k in 2016 - Year of Encounter

$8,060 17


Ellen Moore

Ellen Moore fundraising for $16k in 2016

$950 8


Gregory Huang-Dale

A Sweet $16k in 2016

$710 7


Luis Cuyun

Luis and Zamara 2016 Sister Parish Fundraiser

$1,105 17


Maria Van Der Maaten

Maria Van Der Maaten and Alejandro Alfaro Santiz

$2,655 25


Nancy Wiens

Nancy & Rick fundraising for Sister Parish

$1,385 18


Trish Moosbrugger

Trish Moosbrugger fundraising for $16k in 2016 - Year of Encounter Fundraising Campaign

$0 0

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When God comes, He always calls us out of our house. We are visited
so that we can visit others; we are encountered so as to encounter others;
we receive love in order to give love.

-Pope Francis

As member churches know, Sister Parish is built on encounters. We encounter Christ in each other, especially in the people of El Salvador and Guatemala, people whose history is tied to the United States but whose stories are hard to find in US culture.

In order to strengthen Sister Parish’s ability to nurture these encounters, we are launching a fundraising campaign, called simply $16k in 2016, with the goal of raising $16,000 above and beyond what we normally raise. This special fund would be to provide delegation scholarships, to recruit new churches to join the Sister Parish family, to facilitate the work of our Central America staff, and to strengthen our reserves.

Before launching the campaign, we are collecting funds to use as challenge grants that can increase the impact of smaller donations.

With the team and the challenge grants in place, it will be time to launch the public, "flash" fundraising campaign. Starting June 19 and lasting 8 days, our fundraising team will conduct individual "flash" fundraisers across the country, generating enthusiasm and helping us reach our goal of $16,000 in 2016.

Will you consider helping us in this campaign? There are several ways you can participate:

  • Make a donation. Whether a challenge grant or a smaller donation, your contributions make our work possible. Please label your donation $16k in 2016 and indicate whether it is a challenge grant or a regular donation.
  • Join our fundraising team. Help raise matching funds during the eight-day "flash" fundraising campaign from June 19-26. We will help you set up your own fundraising page on Razoo, which is linked to this team page to track our collective progress.
  • Travel with our Open Delegation in November. We will visit communities in both Guatemala and El Salvador to encounter a cross-section of the Sister Parish family and hear their stories. We will strengthen our bonds and get a sense of the larger organization within which our respective linkages work.

Sister Parish co-founders Richard Fenske and Vicki Schmidt saw that a movement toward justice, reconciliation, and healing would occur best through personal connections between communities of faith. Sister Parish has been building a larger community of encounter one home stay at a time since 1988. We encounter Christ in each other, building relationships before all else.

We hope you will join us! Please participate in making $16k in 2016 a success in whichever way you feel called. To offer a challenge grant, become a fundraiser, or learn more about the Open Delegation, contact David Ericson at david@sisterparish.org or 203-313-2880.

Team Captain

David Ericson David Ericson

  1. David EricsonDavid... 06/26/2016 at 09:53 AM ET
    We're getting there! I know a few more will come in from my network and perhaps a few more from yours. We're approaching $13,000 on Sunday morning before I go out for the day. go team! Teamwork makes the dream work!
  2. David EricsonDavid... 06/22/2016 at 11:27 AM ET
    Wednesday, June 22: We are doing well! Please let me know if you have any questions or difficulty with the logistics of the fundraising. And please share your enthusiasm and our overall successes with your email, facebook, and other networks. We want them to be excited for you and to make it easy for them to help out.
  3. Nancy WiensNancy Wiens 06/21/2016 at 02:19 PM ET
    Team, you are awesome!!!!
  4. David EricsonDavid... 06/07/2016 at 10:14 PM ET
    Welcome, Team! Please look around this page and start your own fundraising page by clicking the "Fundraise" button below.