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Returned Peace Corps volunteers support projects during 50th anniversary year

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50th Anniversary of Peace Corps is celebrated with international dinner and a yard sale to benefit future projects to support returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Underwriting support from:

RPCV's Host Fundraiser

Yard Sale to Benefit Peace Corps Projects on Saturday, September 17 from 9am until 3pm at 2228 Madison, SE

Since 1961, fifty years ago, Peace Corps has invited people to accept the challenges of teaching and living in a different "developing" country for about two years. West Michigan has been the jumping off point for many volunteers in the Peace Corps since that time. The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of West Michigan (a 501(c)3 non profit organization) is comprised of those volunteers who have returned to the greater Grand Rapids area and have wanted to stay connected and to support active volunteers abroad. 

The group has celebrated this anniversary year by showing a documentary film about the beginning of Peace Corps and hosting an International Dinner that included recently returned volunteers as well as prospective volunteers. Locally, the group is active volunteering time and labor to improve low cost housing, for example, meets socially throughout the year to reconnect and will host a large yard sale to benefit future projects.
The yard sale will be held Saturday, September 17 from 9am until 3pm at 2228 Madison, SE.
If you are interested in finding out more about Peace Corps, or our returned volunteer group, there will someone who can answer your questions. If you want to support the cause, stop by and see what you can find. There usually is a wide assortment of items. The sale is generally held every other year.
More information about the group can be found at: http://rpcvwestmichigan.org 

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