Top Up Contributions
This is a reminder to submit Top Up Contribution requests! Please visit the website and let's keep on the giving path. Small Grants are available for local or international projects.
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 members have been generous in the local call out to “Give Big”. Top Up Contributions of $50 have been given to Bike Works Seattle, Rainer Valley Food Bank, Seattle Public Library, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, and Downtown Emergency Service Center.
We have also granted funds to current Peace Corps volunteer, Katy B., in Malawi for her local Malaria Health Volunteers training. We wired her $110 that shows a little goes a long way to help change happen. Katy will be returning to Seattle soon.
As a reminder, our Grants are funded by the annual Peace Corps calendar and note card sale and 75% of SEAPAX merchandise.
Peace Corps Activities
Capitol Hill PrideFest on June 29
Peace Corps will have a booth at the Capitol Hill PrideFest event on June 29 and we are looking for RPCVs to volunteer throughout the day! The event goes from 12 - 9 PM and we are looking for 2-4 RPCVs to staff the booth at any given time throughout the afternoon and evening. Please email Seattle recruiter Matt Yoko-Young at with a time slot(s) that you are available, if you are interested in helping out that day!
SEAPAX Advocacy Message
The Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act, which would allow Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former Peace Corps staff to use the Peace Corps logo on death notices and tombstones, has yet to pass. Given that Peace Corps will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary, this issue is becoming an urgent one for those who served in the Peace Corps in those early decades. NPCA has made it easy for you to contact your legislators encouraging them to pass this important and non-controversial bill. Follow this link for more information.
New SEAPAX Member Spotlight
NEW on social media! Member Spotlight is a way for SEAPAX to recognize all the amazing work of RPCV's in the Seattle community. Are you a SEAPAX member doing great work either professional, personally or both in the Seattle community? We want to brag about your greatness and share it with our community! Nominate a SEAPAX member or yourself by completing the member spotlight nomination form. Selected winners will appear in the Newsletter, SEAPAX blog, Facebook and Instagram page for SEAPAX. Email us the completed forms by the 30th of each month for consideration.