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National Peace Corps Association Establishes Ebola Relief Fund


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
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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
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O u r J o b B o a r d !
In the Employment Pages within the Members Only, see the new posting for a Part Time Peace Corps Campus Recruiter at FIU.
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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:  mailto:ftm@rpcvsf.orgftm@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!

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2015 International Calendar is Available

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


Calendar

02 Nov 2014 5:00 PM • Educate Tomorrow, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr., Unit 203, Miami
06 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Wine Depot and Gastro 555, 555 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
08 Nov 2014 2:00 PM • home of Daryl and Barbara Wall, Surfside
10 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Carson's Tavern 2883 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart
15 Nov 2014 5:30 PM • El Chalan Restaurant, 7971 SW 40th St., Miami
06 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Ana Ciereszko's house, 7550 SW 61st St., Miami
                            RPCVSF Participates in the AmazonSmile Program and receives a donation from AmazonSmile every time you make a qualifying purchase from smile.amazon.com. To sign up and participate at no cost, please select Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Inc. as your charity when you visit http://smile.amazon.com.  1st & 2nd quarter 2014 donations
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