Press Release: National Peace Corps Association Announces Global House Parties on Sept. 22
Washington, DC — September 12th, 2012 — The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the Peace Corps community, announced today that a series of Global House Parties will be held around the world on or around Sept. 22 in an effort to help build a database of former Volunteers.
“The Global House Parties are a great way for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to celebrate the Peace Corps experience in a fun and relaxed environment,” said Kevin Quigley, President of the National Peace Corps Association. “This year, we’re also asking partygoers to help us locate former Volunteers whose records are missing so that we can have a complete database of everyone who’s served.”
The house parties events were first held last year to commemorate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, but they were so successful that they’ve become an annual tradition. This year’s celebration is also designed to help locate 250,000 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have lost touch with the National Peace Corps Association, an effort known as “Find the 250k.”
Each Global House Party will be different. Some will be more formal affairs with dozens of guests while others may be potluck dinners with a handful of friends. Guests may include Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, local politicians and other notable attendees or just people who support the Peace Corps. Hosts are encouraged to feature food and clothing from particular host countries.
“At its heart, the Peace Corps is about the idea that small groups of people can make a difference in the world,” Quigley added. “It’s only appropriate to celebrate that mission by meeting in small groups around the globe.”
To learn more about the Global House Parties and to download a party toolkit, go to: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/global-house-parties-2012/
About the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps. To learn more, visit: www.peacecorpsconnect.org
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