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Our campaign supports creating sustainable community, open dialogue and youth programming in Central Appalachia.
Periclean Scholars
Whitesville, West Virginia
United States
1 Team Member

Who we are?

We are the Periclean Scholars Class of 2014, a group of students from Elon University committed to sustainable progress in Central Appalachia, an area dominated by poverty and the divisiveness of coal politics.

Three years ago, we partnered with the Boone-Raleigh Community Center in Whitesville, West Virginia to provide a space for open dialogue and discussion about community issues, youth programming, and the preservation of Appalachian heritage and history.  

We have committed to the development of the center’s programs through frequent volunteer trips, fundraising efforts, and tangible initiatives such as the construction of a children’s library, equipped with more than 500 books and other educational resources.

Why we need your help?

Prior to graduation, we hope to help purchase the building and support the sustainbility of the center, whose mission is to promote unity and hope by providing both a common space and shared resources for present and future generations.

Since its opening in late 2009, the Boone-Raleigh Community Center has focused on community development through programs and initiatives designed to bring people together, regardless of political or environmental views. Their work includes the following:

  • Weekly community meals
  • Community potluck dinners
  • Locally grown produce through provision of individual raised-garden beds
  • Better Living Workshops
  • Christmas Toy Giveaway
  • Support for substance abuse
  • Space for local entrepreneurs and artisans to sell goods
  • Annual Apple Butter Festival
  • Annual Kid’s Day
  • Holiday parties (Easter, Halloween, Christmas)
Any donation is greatly appreciated and 100% will go directly towards the Boone-Raleigh Community Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.Thank you for supporting us!

raised by 108 people in 15 days
52% funded
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$15,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 16, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Facebook shoutout

    A personalized Facebook shoutout on our Periclean page, Elon's 2014 Periclean Scholars Present: Indiegogo for Central Appalachia.

    1 claimed
  • $5USD
    Thank-You Video

    Your name, probably in a humorous way, mentioned in our thank-you video designed by our very own, Lucy Hazel.

    11 claimed
  • $15USD
    Appalachia 2014 Pin

    A green Appalachia 2014 pin to show your support for the Periclean Scholars!

    5 claimed
  • $25USD
    Periclean Postcard

    A thank-you postcard of all of our grateful Periclean faces!

    7 claimed
  • $50USD
    Homemade soap or candle

    The Boone-Raleigh Community Center offers space for local entrepreneurs to sell handmade items. Bring home one of these lovely smelling soaps or candles as thanks for supporting our campaign!

    8 claimed
  • $100USD
    Copy of documentary

    A copy of the Periclean Scholars 2014 film documenting our experience and the work of the many individuals we have met to be completed this spring, 2014.

    10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Limited signed copy of novel

    A limited signed copy of "Strange As This Weather Has Been" by acclaimed author, Ann Pancake, coming to speak at Elon University through the support of the Periclean Scholars on March 12th.

    2 out of 15 claimed
  • $500USD
    All Perks & Recognition

    All the perks listed above plus a special thank-you from the folks at the Boone-Raleigh Community Center.

    3 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Permanent commemoration

    Permanent commemoration in the Boone-Raleigh Community Center as a major benefactor of their work, as well as our eternal gratitude.

    0 claimed
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