Top Up Contributions
We have new Top Up guidelines. Please visit the website and let’s keep on the giving path. Small Grants are available for local or international projects.
Apply for Grants
Ask non-profits in your network if they need a small grant and encourage them to apply! Check out the details and applications on the SEAPAX website under the Grants tab.
SEAPAX Peanut Stew Cook-off
Inuwali! Ayeko! Nanga def! Seapax's annual Peanut Stew Cook Off is back! It is arguably one of the most popular dishes across West Africa, so come out and show your cooking skills or simply enjoy a new cuisine!
The event is Sat., Feb. 23rd 12-3 PM at a private residence. You must RSVP through email or the website to get the address.
Bring a peanut stew dish, veggies, drinks, desserts or anything else you would like to eat. It may be possible to reheat dishes and additional rice can be made as needed.
All RPCVs and guests are welcome, no peanut stew experience needed!
SEAPAX Service Update
Many thanks to those of you (including those not pictured) who came out to volunteer with us at the Hillside Paradise Community Garden in Kent for 2019 MLK Day of Service! This group showed up ready to work and jumped right in to help support this great community.
World Relief Seattle does amazing work within the refugee and immigrant communities. If you were unable to attend our recent event or are looking for other ways to get involved, you can find their opportunities HERE.
There are also many volunteer opportunities offered through United Way King County listed on their website linked HERE.
Do you belong to or know of another community or organization that we can help? Have you come across an amazing volunteer opportunity that you want to share? Please send any ideas for upcoming service opportunities to Josh and Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for other SEAPAX service events happening this year!
SEAPAX Advocacy Update
The National Peace Corps Association’s (NPCA) Action Day on The Hill will be on Feb. 28th in Washington DC. This is an opportunity for RPCVs to meet with our representatives in the Senate and House to explain Peace Corps’ mission, our own experiences abroad, and how we have used the skills we gained as volunteers now that we are home.
NPCA organizes it all: office visits, talking points, and ways to lobby for increased budgets and legislation to enhance volunteers’ experiences.
For more information visit www.peacecorpsconnect.org or contact Beth Ahlstrom at (253) 651-4528. This is an excellent way to give back to Peace Corps.
WWU PC Around the World Festival
Seeking table representatives for the annual Peace Corps Around the World Festival on Feb. 28th, 2-3:30 PM (you can arrive at 1:30 PM to set up), at Miller Hall Collaborative Space, WWU.
Also seeking participants in a panel discussion from 4-5 PM in COMM 227.
Email Jill MacIntyre Witt if interested.