Saturday, November 7, 2009

Donate Now!

Don't you just love blog posts entitled with "Donate Now!"? I know I do.

Well, really, I love blog posts that describe a project proposal that I co-wrote (that's right, my community counterparts wrote a fair share of this baby) that just needs a few dollars from you!

So, what exactly am I talking about?

1st-ly: Peace Corps promotes a great grant opportunity for communities called Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP). Once written, this grant gets a space on the Peace Corps Donate Now webpage and asks for family, friends and general do-gooders to donate to a PCV's project.

2nd-ly: After a great summer photography workshop, several girls buckled down and helped me write a PCPP to start a photography club here in Zaqatala. The general idea is this:
The Z’Photo Photography Club will provide a forum for young people to learn basic photography skills and assist in developing an appreciation of photography as an art and as a profession. Youth will promote their art during local community events, as well as create public service announcements through digital manipulation. Furthermore, youth will be presented with the opportunity to develop publications for other Peace Corps’ sponsored projects, which they can add to their developing portfolio. Additionally, several youth leaders will learn how to plan and implement a youth project and will facilitate the Club’s weekly meetings. Money raised through this partnership grant will be used to purchase photography equipment for Club participants.
 3rd-ly: This whole project depends on you, sooo...donate now [link]. You can donate snail mail like too:
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters
Peace Corps Partnership Program, OPSI
1111 20th Street NWWashington DC 20526
4th-ly: If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to email me [link]. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  

And don't forget, your donation is tax deductible!