The semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership Luncheon went off without a hitch! We raised $360 to donate to two current projects. MPCA matched the $360 donation for a total of $720 split between two projects. See the links below for information on the projects:
Peter is a volunteer from Wisconsin who is serving in the Dominican Republic. He will be receiving funds to help build a basketball and volleyball court in his town where there are not safe places for young people to play. The project will provide some much needed support for youth in his community. Find more information here.
Paxton A, of Colorado will receive funds towards their project Paraguay to build family gardens. The project will address nutritional issues by educating about farming methods resistant to the hot summer sun so that families can continue to eat fresh produce year-round. Find more information at Family Gardens in Paraguay.
Peace Corps Partnership events highlight the work volunteers are doing in the field and raise money to support specific Peace Corps Partnership Program projects. At each event, MPCA chooses a new geographical area to highlight. Money raised at the lunches/dinners go towards Peace Corps projects in the selected region and attendees can vote on their favorite project. The cost includes the donation and a delicious meal at the partnering restaurant.
We have announced the 2014 social hours! This year, we will have a few "travelling" social hours where we will choose an alternative location to have a drink and a chat with anyone who is interested in Peace Corps.
Social hours take place at 7:30pm, and will be at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood), when no other location is mentioned. They are open to anybody interested in Peace Corps and are a great way to chat about MPCA and to learn more about Peace Corps and hear individual volunteers' stories.
Here are the Social Hour dates for 2014:
Happy New Year! Below you will find the newly-announced dates of the upcoming year. We will be having "wandering" social hours this year, so keep a look out for those locations. Keep checking in, because more precice times and locations will be announced. If there are any changes to be made, they will happen here as well.
MPCA is participating in this year's NAMI Walk!
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non-profit agency dedicated to advocating for those with mental illness, and ensuring that communities provide enough services to support those in need. NAMI advocates for awareness, education and research. In Wisconsin, NAMI offers trainings, mentorships and supportive environments, such as the Grand Avenue Club.
This year's recipient of the Shriver Award was Milwaukee County Treasurer, Dan Diliberti (Chile, '69-'71). The award includes a $500 donation to a charitable organization of the recipient's choice, and Mr. Diliberti chose NAMI.
Come join MPCA on the walk! Stay tuned for how to join the MPCA team, and if you're interested in donating to the event, you can find more information here.
Support team Peace of Mind at the link below and choose your contribution amount. All proceeds will go to NAMI.
The beautiful, stunning, colorful 2014 calendars are now being sold at the new, discounted price of $7 each! This year, you can buy the calendars online. See below for purchasing information and please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All photos courtesy of www.rpcvcalendar.org