Grant Applications Available!

Grant applications for both Seattle Area organizations and International projects are being accepted now! See the Grants Guidelines and applications (Seattle Area and International) for more details.  Apply today!

Also, SEAPAX is seeking suggestions from local organizations for the Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28th. Please email grantschair@seapax.org. The deadline is November 1st, 2017.

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Small Grant Opportunities for Local Community Project

One of the Peace Corps skills, adaptability, comes to mind as the Grants Committee moves forward in 2017.  There has been so much support from donations, calendar or note card sales, and membership that we are eager to connect with local organizations that meet the SEAPAX mission and guidelines. We are asking for suggestions from our membership of local organizations. We are planning in conjunction with the Give Big on May 10th to stretch our money value. Another Peace Corps skill, resourcefulness! Also, if you know a Give Big organization you’d like to see supported, let us know. The Grants are your way to make a small difference.

Local applications are due April 30th. Access this application on the SEAPAX website under the Fundraising tab.Please contact Ilene Jaffe and Millie Andrews grantschair@seapax.org with questions.

At its March meeting, the SEAPAX board voted to allocate small grants to Peace Corps Partnerships Projects (PCPP), both of which implement the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) initiative in Swaziland and Cambodia with youth projects. SEAPAX welcomes new proposals from both domestic and international applicants, and will acknowledge within two to four weeks.

The Grants committee is seeking new members. Join us in evaluating grants from domestic and international projects. Please contact Ilene Jaffe and Millie Andrews: grantschair@seapax.org.

Get Your International Calendars Now

Hi fellow SEAPAXers,

As you may know, each year SEAPAX sells International Calendars as a
fundraiser for our Grants Program that supports Washington-based PCV
projects in developing countries, as well SEAPAX member-sponsored projects here in our home community. The calendars include beautiful photos of people from around the world, international holiday information on each date, anecdotes, recipes, and more. The 2013 calendar features the following countries where Peace Corps volunteers have served: Nepal, Agentina, Gabon, Romania, Botswana, Pakistan, Mali, Indonesia, Ghana, Czech Republic, Peru, and China. The calendars are produced each year by the RPCVs of Wisconsin.

Calendars are only $10 each for RPCVs ($12 to general public), plus
shipping if ordered by mail. We often sell out by early Dec, so let me
know now if you’d like to order one (or several). Great gifts for the
holidays for family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues! Checks can be
made payable to SEAPAX. You can pay by check or cash if you are picking
them up in person, please pay by check if ordering by mail.

Thank you,

Jennifer (Samnick) Baugh
Togo ’02-’04
jensamnick (at) gmail (dot) com

Holiday Party & Potluck on Saturday, Dec. 3rd

All RPCVs, their families and friends are cordially invited to the SEAPAX Annual Holiday Party and Potluck on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. We will be gathering at the home of Hilary Beam, 7559 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA.

Please bring a dish or drink to share. In consideration of food allergies & dietary needs of others, we ask that you please label the ingredients of your potluck dish.

Don’t forget your checkbook as you will have the opportunity to sign up or renew your SEAPAX membership and purchase 2012 International Calendars. Beer will also be available on a donation basis. Proceeds will go to our SEAPAX Grants program.

This year we are collecting gift bags & individual items for YWCA Angeline’s Enhanced Night Program, which serves homeless women who are ready to leave the streets and move forward in their lives. (See list below.) If you can’t bring something for Angeline’s, please don’t let that stop you from joining us as it’s optional.

This is an event not to be missed! We hope you will join us at this very merry party!

RSVPs encouraged on our SEAPAX Events page or via email: pres@seapax.org

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YWCA Angeline’s Enhanced Night Program Donation List

Gift bags can include a variety of useful and fun items to encourage each woman and brighten their holidays. Gift bags should be $25-30 in value or you can donate individual items.

GIFT BAGS
Fill a large, sturdy bag (the ladies love pretty, reusable bags!) with any of these types of items:

• Gift or phone cards ($5 or $10 to Bartell’s, Walgreens, etc)
• Bus tickets (to help get them to appointments)
• Compact umbrellas
• Night eye masks and ear plugs to make shelter living easier
• Fun pieces of jewelry
• Toiletry items (deodorant, disposable razors, combs, brushes, perfume, hair products–African American hair products always requested– tissues, chapstick, body spray, makeup
• Puzzle books with a pen or pencil(crossword puzzles, Sudoku)
• Daily planners or pocket calendars
• Hot tea, cider, or hot chocolate packets
• Microwaveable popcorn, granola bars, or small bags of snacks
• Your own creative ideas and touches are encouraged!

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
We will have a large box at the holiday party for donations. We will then either create gift bags from these items or donate the items as-is to YWCA.

• Feminine hygiene products
• Adult diapers
• Band-Aids
• Sensible shoes
• jewelry
• wallets
• Pens
• Coats
• Hats
• scarves
• gloves
• underwear
• socks for adults
• and other fun little items, or anything from the ‘gift bag’ section

This Saturday! SEAPAX Holiday Party

All RPCVs, their families and friends are cordially invited to the Annual SEAPAX Holiday Potluck this Saturday, December 4th from 6 – 9 p.m. It’s an all around good time!

Please bring a dish or drink to share. In consideration of food allergies and dietary needs of others, we ask that you please label the ingredients of your potluck dish.

And don’t forget your checkbook! You can renew your SEAPAX membership, participate in a silent auction hosted by Hope Through Health, and purchase Returned Peace Corps Volunteer 2011 Calendars. 100% of Calendar sale proceeds go to the SEAPAX small grants program, which benefits local RPCV sponsored projects and The Peace Corps Partnership Program.

Saturday, December 4th
6 – 9 p.m.

Home of Mike Fitch

5230 16th Ave NE

Seattle, WA

Please RSVP to events(at)seapax.org