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ATLANTA AREA RPCV (AARPCV) T-SHIRT SALES TO SUPPORT PEACE CORPS PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
The Atlanta Area RPCV group is offering limited edition, humorous T-shirts geared to areas of Peace Corps service. Proceeds go to support Peace Corps Partnership projects. (The initial sale in January raised $1322, which combined with an additional contribution from the AARPCV has provided the final funding for a maternity house construction project led by a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo.)
Given the success of the January sale, AARPCV has decided to extend and expand the availability of the shirts for a limited time. Cost is $15 plus shipping.
The super-popular “Peace Corps Africa–Everywhere Else Is Irrelephant” shirt is again available for purchase until March 12th. (Shirts print at the end of the campaign, and should arrive around the end of March.) And this time, you have the option to choose your shirt color–military green (adult sizes only) or prairie dust (available in both adult and youth sizes).
Two other shirts will be available next week:
o One is geared towards RPCVs who served in Latin America. It features a graphic of a llama and the question, “¿Cómo se llama?” (For the non-Spanish speakers, trust us, it’s funny.)
o Plus a new shirt geared toward Asia.
Visit https://www.booster.com/peacecorpafricatshirts2 to see/order the Africa shirt now, and check back there in a week or two for the Latin America/Asia shirts.
News from the NPCA
Register for Peace Corps Connect – Nashville
Immerse yourself in Next Step Travel – Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Thailand!
The National Peace Corps Association’s Next Step Travel trips combine unparalleled local access, cultural immersion, non-extreme adventure and hands-on volunteer opportunities that open pathways for connection with local people. These trips to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Thailand are all-inclusive, so that you can relax and focus on getting the most from your experience. Trips are scheduled throughout the year. Learn more (http://travel.peacecorpsconnect.org) and start planning your next travel adventure!
Peace Corps Service in Six Words
In honor of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the world’s largest gathering of volunteers, Peace Corps and Americorps Alums challenged returned Volunteers to sum up their service experience in just six words and share on Twitter and Instagram. Here are the results:
How would you define your service in 6 words? Email your response to Lisa at email@example.com!
Peace Corps Passport – The Official Peace Corps Blog!
Hey currently serving NJ Peace Corps Volunteers! Do you keep a blog? We’d love to promote it on our website. Email your blog address to firstname.lastname@example.org