From Producer and Director Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992-94)
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: December 2016
~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ~
Please consider donating by the end of the year.
Just in time for the holidays!
We’re in the home stretch and would love your support to help get us there!
It’s easy to donate, and your gift is tax-deductible.
In return for your donation, we’ll create a gift for you.
We’ll be compiling a VIDEO COLLAGE of all of you who donate. We’ll add this video to our website, include in an upcoming newsletter, and share it on our Facebook page – which you can then repost!
All you need to do after donating is one of the following:
* Email us a picture from your Peace Corps service at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
* Post your photo to your own Facebook page, tag us, and say you donated to support A Towering Task.
$1,000 or more: we’ll personally thank you in the documentary’s credits. That’s right; your name in lights!
We truly appreciate any amount you can give to support our work!
Turning the page from one year to the next is often a time of reflection. We think about what’s most important in our lives – family, friends, career, community.
To many of us, the political rhetoric of 2016 and ongoing conflicts worldwide have challenged our sense of peace and left us uncertain of what the future may hold. Relationships have felt the strain of conflicting interpersonal values. As 2017 approaches, many are wondering what the next step forward should be.
For us, we have found great comfort in and been inspired by the Peace Corps community. While we have our own individual differences, there is a unifying power in the experiences we gained as volunteers and in our work ever since. The stories we have heard this year, as well as the warm embraces we have received, have left us resolute in our mission to tell the story of the Peace Corps – in all its glory, its grace, and its sometimes turbulent and uncertain existence.
This story deserves to be heard. A story that reverberates with the intentions of the founders while being shaped and reshaped by the sweat and good will of new volunteers. It is a story we want the American people to hear.
As the year comes to a close, we hope you’ll consider supporting us again by donating to our work. We could not have come this far without you. It is from support like yours that our collective story can and will be told. Donate on behalf of your host community, a family member, or a friend.
We would love to end the year on a high note, ready to finish the documentary in the new year. Thank you for your ongoing support.
We wish each one of you the happiest of holidays!
We’ll see you in 2017!
Thank you so much for your support!
Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992-94)