IMAGINE PEACE FOUNDATION
A Year of Gifting Week 25
The Peace Corp-Educating Girls, Empowering
Girls Conference in Sierra Leone
I turned 16 I had my Mom take me down to the Peace Corp to sign up. I had wanted to volunteer there since I was
13 years old. When I got there I was
enthusiastic, but was told I would need to wait until I had a few more years of
experience. I was very disappointed at
the time, but life had other things planned for me back then and I my son about
a year after that visit. I always held
The Peace Corp close to my heart and their mission to promote world peace and
friendship. Please join me this week as
they celebrate their 50th anniversary and donate a minimum of $3-$10.00 to
support their outstanding work in the world.
I chose a community project to support, but when you click on the link
below you can choose anyone that is close to your heart. This simple gesture can make a change in an
entire community. Please give generously
to this amazing cause.
1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world
peace and friendship.
Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:
1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need
for trained men and women.
2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part
of the peoples served.
3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the
part of Americans.
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then
Senator John F. Kennedy challenged
students at the University of Michigan to serve
their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing
countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government
devoted to world peace and friendship.
Since that time, 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in
139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information
technology and environmental preservation.
Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging
and essential areas such as information technology and business development,
and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps
Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better
life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
It's better to send in
the Peace Corps than the Marine Corps.
Ted Kennedy quotes
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