The programmes offered by CISV Victoria are made possible through various fundraising endeavors and the generous donations of individuals.
CISV Victoria hosts an international program three out of every four years. Hosting is costly, but increases the number of international invitations extended to our chapter each year. We appreciate every means of support and we gratefully accept in-kind donations, which are eligible for tax-deductible receipts.
For 2012/13, support us by supporting these businesses/ initiatives:
Thrifty's Smile Card Program
Use a CISV Victoria Thrifty's Smile card and 5% of your purchase goes to CISV Victoria, at no additional cost to you. Cards are available from Christine Warde.
Fairway Markets - Cheques
CISV Victoria has pre-purchased cheques (gift certificates) for our members (and their friends) to use at Fairway Markets. We receive 7% of your purchase from Fairways. Cheques are available from Christine Warde, who is available at most JB meetings.
Give the gift of a magazine subscription! Buy a subscription through the Canadian Community Reading Plan and CISV receives 40% of the subscription costs. The promotion is available until June 2013. You can also sell magazines to family, friends and businesses. It's a great way to support our organization (more information). Graeme Brown will be available at the start of JB meetings for magazine sales and information.
Provincial Employees Community Fundraising (PECF) campaign
Provincial government employees can donate to CISV Victoria via payroll deduction for the PECFS campaign. Please give!
Soap Exchange - Clean Up Club
When you purchase from the Soap Exchange, mention CISV and we will receive an amount equal to 10% of the amount you spend.
The Soap Exchange sells 100% biodegradable products for personal and industrial use. Products include natural stain removers, detergent for front-loading washers, reasonably priced natural shampoo and conditioners, carpet cleaning equipment and dry cleaning service.
Visit the Soap Exchange at 1393A Hillside Ave-corner of Hillside Ave & Cedar Hill Rd- Mon. - Sat. 9:30 - 6:00; Sun. Noon - 4pm; Phone 250- 475-0033.
For more information on the CISV Soap Exchange Clean Up Club, please contact Kim Walker.
Alumni Donations Also Gratefully Received
If you experienced CISV as a young person, chances are the memories are strong and hopefully the friendships you made from those experiences are too. We gratefully welcome donations, and hope you consider joining CISV again. To donate directly to CISV Victoria, please contact Meggin Messenger.
Tax deductible donations can be made by sending a cheque to:
Box 8058, Stn CE
Victoria, BC V8W 3R7
Or please consider investing in CISV Victoria's future by contributing via Canada Helps. Thank you for your support!
2013 – Community Event
Background work is underway for a "gifting back to the community" event, of international proportions. Community supporters and/or corporate sponsors of CISV Victoria – please stay tuned for more information in September 2013.
2013 Spring into Auction Fundraiser Event
2013 is an official "year of rest" in CISV Victoria's multi year calendar, but the preparations to host a "Step Up" camp in 2014 are ongoing. To help, the chapter hosted a fundraising event featuring local performers; Sarah Ayer, Marie Tasse, and the BC Fiddle Orchestra. Generous support from these corporate donors contributed to the financial success of the evening. Thank you!
2012 Autumn Apple Pick
A huge thank you goes out to SeaCider Farm & Ciderhouse for so generously donating to our chapter. Through the purchase of CISV apples, SeaCider contributed more than $2,000 to support CISV Victoria.
2012 Seminar Camp
In July 2012, CISV Victoria hosted an International Seminar Camp with youth from 15 member countries attending. The three-week long camp required delegates to shape the structure of their camp while they explored complex themes, resolved ever changing conflicts and developed personal leadership skills. This camp was life changing for delegates and the success can be attributed in part to the outstanding support from these local donors and sponsors.
2011 National Camp
August 2011, CISV Victoria hosted Canada's annual National Camp. Member CISV youth from across Canada explored the 2011 international theme of Conflict and Resolution. The week long camp was a great success and we would like to thank these local donors and sponsors.
2011 Youth Meeting
July 2011, CISV Victoria hosted Canada's first-ever international Youth Meeting, with the theme Image-In a CISV World. Participants included delegations from Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany and the USA. The camp was a great success thanks to our many volunteers and the generous contributions of these local donors and sponsors.
2010 National Board Meeting
The generous support of these local donors was greatly appreciated.
The 2009 “Cooking up Peace” Village was an overwhelming success thanks to our volunteers and the generous support of these local donors and sponsors.