January 12, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Fund Raising: PC Fund: Peace Corps Fund Web Site: Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne says: Peace Corps Fund needs silent auction items

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Ethiopia: Peace Corps Ethiopia : The Peace Corps in Ethiopia: January 12, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Fund Raising: PC Fund: Peace Corps Fund Web Site: Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne says: Peace Corps Fund needs silent auction items

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Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne says: Peace Corps Fund needs silent auction items

Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne says: Peace Corps Fund needs silent auction items

Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne says: Peace Corps Fund needs silent auction items

Great Opportunity for You to do Good! Inbox

Coyne, John P.

A couple years ago I started a non-profit organization with several other RPCVs, www.peacecorpsfund.org which is an attempt to raise money to promote RPCV projects in the U.S. You can check out our website. This coming fall we will have a fund raising event in NYC that will honor five New York City RPCVs who have spent their careers teaching in the inner city. This is the first event of its kind to honor such RPCVs and to celebrate their lifetime of service. By raising funds at this event we will be able to provide $$$ to other RPCVs across the country who are doing local Third Goal projects, and/or, want to start new projects and need help.

As part of this evening in September 2005 we will have a silent auction. I am starting to collect items for it. The first two items Iíve pulled together are: a week in an apartment in Paris on the left bank of the Seine, across from Notre Dame and off the Quai de la Tournelle, valued at about $2500. The second item is a collection of first-edition Peace Corps books (you can guess who gave that item!) Anyway, the range is wide and Iím writing to ask if you could think of something you might donate (or arranged to have donated) and just send me a quick email on it. (You donít need to think about sending the item.)

We want to have about 100-125 items for that evening. We will also have these items ďon lineĒ so RPCVs and others across the country can bid on them if they canít be in NYC for the event. Iíll be sending out more information on the evening in the months ahead, with invitations for you to come to it.

If you can, please pass on this request to other RPCVs on your list.

Many thanks for your help,



John

jpcoyne AT cnr DOT edu






When this story was posted in January 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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