Bigger & Better!
February 29, 2016
BENEFITING: National Peace Corps Association
EVENT DATE: Mar 03, 2016
One day a year supporters of the Peace Corps community come together and reach out to members of Congress to advocate for a bigger, better Peace Corps. There are currently 140 advocates registered, 166 congressional meetings scheduled, and 25 solidarity events across the country!
Support a bigger Peace Corps. In Fiscal Year 2015 Peace Corps received 23,000 applications, a 40-year record. With only roughly 3,500 applicants accepted per year, almost 20,000 applicants are now being turned away.
Support a better Peace Corps. For decades, many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have faced healthcare challenges after returning home. They need legislation to provide them with the healthcare they deserve.
Donate! Help us reach our goal of $10,000 and...view our donor level perks! The closer we get to our goal the more advocates we can support on March 3rd. It's crucial for Members of Congress to hear directly from their constituents as they make the case for a bigger, better Peace Corps. It costs about $200 per advocate to cover the costs of information packets, scheduling legistlative meetings and providing food, trainings, and orientation.
The action begins with you! When we reach our goal, we can support 100 NPCA advocates, hold 175 congressional meetings, and distribute key information to all 535 congressional offices. This is your opportunity to be a part of the action!
Donor Level Perks!
Reach that Level -- Receive that Perk + Entry in Raffle + A Personal Thank You.
Raffle Prize: Lunch with Harris Wofford, former Senator and Peace Corps Leader, on September 25, 2016 during Peace Corps Connect weekend in Washington D.C.
- $25 -- Raffle Entry for Lunch with Harris Wofford
- $50 -- Peace Corps Pin
- $100 -- WorldView Magazine Subscription (1 year)
- $150 -- Tablet Case* with Peace Corps Logo
- $200 -- Comfy Tri-Blend T-Shirt (New NPCA Design!)
- $500 -- Free registration to Peace Corps Connect Annual Conference
- $750 -- Lunch with Harris Wofford + All items listed above!
*Tablet case compatable with iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2 & Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, 3 10.1, 4 10.1, Pro 10.1, Note 10.1