Since 1961 more than 235,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in thousands of communities overseas. Many have returned home wishing they could do more, and have looked for ways to carry out Peace Corps’ Third Goal: To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
For more than 30 years—since 1988—the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Madison, Wisconsin, have dedicated themselves to promoting the Third Goal through the International Calendar Project, each year creating a new calendar featuring countries where volunteers serve. In addition to providing a window to the broader world, the calendar is used to raise funds for development projects both overseas and at home: net proceeds from International Calendar sales are donated to Peace Corps projects and to local development projects. Since 1988, the Madison group has given away than $1.3 million, while other RPCV groups sell the calendar to fund their own donations programs.
The work done by volunteers in-country and through local development projects made possible by calendar proceeds have immeasurable value. You can be part of this effort—and benefit your own group projects at the same time—by ordering International Calendars and notecards for your next fundraiser.
Thank you for your support!
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a group of RPCVs and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals in the following ways:
We invite you to get involved and explore the many ways that we accomplish those ideals. Join the group!
We are a member of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).