Fw: [PC Staff] Please Read!! The Fight Against HIV Needs YOUR Help!
- By the way, those of you in Namibia can buy calendars for yourself for N$50 -- contact Dani Abrams (Mariental) or Jeremy Polio (Owamboland) for more details. But yeah, buying calendars is ultimately for *your* benefit, so ask your family/friends back home to buy one (or more!) -- thanks!
Keep on smiling,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Halaburka" <bhalaburka@...>
Subject: [PC Staff] Please Read!! The Fight Against HIV Needs YOUR Help!
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 07:06:11 -0800 (PST)
> Greetings everyone, and welcome back from Christmas Holiday!
> As many of you already know (and some of you have forgotten),
> the HIV/AIDS Committee is in the process of selling calendars in
> order to raise money for the fight against HIV and AIDS. The money
> that we raise from these calendar sales is meant to help you, the
> volunteers, in funding any activities that you want to do in the
> upcoming year to help spread HIV awareness and/or prevention. At
> the moment, we still have a lot of calendars that need to be sold,
> and we need everyone's help to solicit these calendars both in
> Namibia and (especially) back home in the States. The more
> calendars we sell, the more money money will be available to all of
> you for your secondary projects, and the more money you have for
> your projects, the more lives you will save in the fight against
> HIV/AIDS (truly!).
> So, please hit up all your family members and friends at home to
> buy a calendar by sending them an email with the attached message
> (see below). If you can spare the time, write something short
> yourself as well urging them to buy a calendar. We really need
> thier support!
> Thanks, you guys rock.
> P.S. If anyone knows the listserve address for group 25, could
> he/she please forward this email to them. Thanks.
> CALENDARS FOR SALE!
> The Peace Corps Namibia HIV & AIDS Committee would like to
> present its annual fundraiser: Calendars for 2006!
> After a quarter of a century, the AIDS pandemic is still
> devastating the world. Namibia, located in southern Africa, was
> ranked as the sixth most infected country in 2004. This high rate
> of HIV infections has had a profound impact on the rates of life
> expectancy, orphans, and economic growth in the country. It has
> been estimated that 22% of Namibians are HIV-positive. Even though
> these statistics paint a bleak enough picture, they still do not
> illustrate the intense burden of suffering among individuals and
> households affected by the pandemic. As more and more volunteers
> observe and experience this degree of suffering, we have made HIV
> and AIDS education a top priority in our two years of service here
> in Namibia.
> Over 100 Peace Corps Volunteers work in schools and communities
> throughout Namibia. The Peace Corps Namibia HIV & AIDS Committees
> primary objective is to equip our fellow volunteers with
> appropriate information and teaching materials to promote HIV and
> AIDS awareness as one of their secondary projects.
> In order to finance these projects, our committee has created a
> calendar for 2006. It consists of photos illustrating the beauty
> and diversity of Namibian life thereby promoting positive living.
> All money raised as a result of the sales of this calendar will go
> toward Volunteers projects. This calendar is available for US$15.
> Your support of this fundraiser would be truly appreciated, and
> will make a difference in the lives of Namibian youth.
> If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please fill out
> an order form and use the attached information to make your
> donation to the HIV & AIDS Committee. Donations can be mailed by
> check or money order to Kelly Dziedzic, a sister of a current Peace
> Corps Volunteer who has offered to collect the money for us.
> Please note: All checks must be made out to Kelly Dziedzic. Please
> find her mailing address attached. The calendars that are posted
> will arrive in time for the holidays, and would make a fantastic
> gift! On behalf of the Peace Corps Namibia HIV & AIDS Committee,
> we thank you for your support.
> Dani Abrams
> Peace Corps Volunteer
> Kelly Dziedzic
> 3123 Nellbert Street
> Kalamazoo, MI 49001
> Yahoo! Photos
> Ring in the New Year with Photo Calendars. Add photos, events,
> holidays, whatever.
Check out my Peace Corps site -- www.geocities.com/perkykoalapc -- filled with pictures, links, updates, and tons more!