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Friends of Liberia has sent $50,000 to Organizations working in Liberia, and just allocated another $15,000.

For more information, visit the Friends of Liberia Website at: fol.org

Schools are closed for the near future and that while health resources are focused on checking the spread of Ebola, women are dying unassisted in childbirth and children are at risk as cholera and malaria season approaches.

Bill Martin - Senior Adviser to the Liberian Ministry of Health.


Through its longstanding relationship with Women’s Campaign International, some of the recent donations from the Friends of Liberia have been used to provide relief supplies to quarantined families in Nimba County in north-central Liberia.

In collaboration with RPCV member groups representing the three most affected countries, the National Peace Corps Association is launching an Ebola Relief Fund. Contributions will be accepted and acknowledged via the NPCA website and designated 100% towards Ebola-related relief efforts. Read More - Ebola Relief Fund
RPCVSF is going to Haiti
There are still a few places left, so please RSVP ASAP by clicking on January 14, 2015 on the following link: Event Calendar and Registration

O u r J o b B o a r d !
In the Employment Pages within the Members Only, see the new posting for Peace Corps Campus Recruiters at both FIU and UM.

RPCVSF's  Fair  Trade  Market
News from the Market: The Case of the Disappearing Scarf

At our Annual General Meeting, three of these scarves disappeared from the sales table in a matter of minutes.  I looked around and saw that they were in the hands of members who were still looking over the Fair Trade items.  It is a colorful scarf (71” x 39”), made of very lightweight 100% cotton (perfect for our South Florida weather) and sells for $22. 

It is made by Pushpanjali, a fair trade organization based in Agra, India where, in addition to a fair wage, medical support is provide to the disadvantaged and educational support is given to girls.  This is our only item from India. 

Due to the scarf’s popularity, please let me know at ftm@rpcvsf.org if you would like to set aside one (or more) of the scarves for your holiday gift giving.  Any profits from this purchase will be sent to Global Mamas who is in the process of building a Fair Trade Zone in Ghana to employ 200 additional women.

How you spend your money does make a difference!

2015 International Calendar is Available

 Just Click on "SHOP" to the left or click > Calendar


RPCVSF  D i v e   C l u b

Several of our members just organized a Dive Club you can see on the Menu choice to the left called "Our Members at Home." For more information, contact Jim Scheidegger at rpcvsf@rpcvsf.org


06 Dec 2014 1:00 PM • ECHO Farm, 17391 Durrance Rd., Fort Myers
06 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Ana Ciereszko's house, 7550 SW 61st St., Miami
13 Dec 2014 11:00 AM • 1453 Biscaya Dr., Surfside, FL 33154
14 Dec 2014 11:30 AM • Blue Heron Bridge, West Palm Beach
14 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, 5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, FL
20 Dec 2014 7:30 PM • New World Symphony, South Beach
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