Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hey there!

Yes, it is that time of year again, time to start thinking about GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp Azerbaijan.(Memories from GLOW Camp Azerbaijan 2010)

This year I am not asking for materials to be sent, but instead a little bit of money to help the camp go round. It costs more than $15,000 to run a successful week of camp for 50 young girls, 10 Azerbaijani women counterparts and 10 PCVs and we are almost completely funded! We have one grant left that needs a little help being filled by our friends and family. There are two ways you can help, if you are interested, fill this grant:

1) Click this link to donate directly to our Peace Corps Partnership Program grant; or

2) Check out what Sara, a RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer) from Georgia (the country where I spent Christmas and New Years, not the state. Although, I don't know what state she is from), is doing to help us raise money. She recently sent us this email:

"I'm representing a line for a company called Stella & Dot. I started just a few months ago and decided to go for it because I fell in love with the jewelry last year. I wear it all the time, it's of great quality, and it's fun to share it with other women because they invariably fall in love with it too if they haven't already heard about it. I do in-home trunk shows and also have a website and a fan page on facebook.

"I’m doing a fundraiser and I'd love your support: For the next 10 days, I’m donating 75% of my commissions from online sales to a project that will make it possible for young girls in Azerbaijan to attend Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World). Every last cent of the money donated goes straight to the camp (to buy supplies, transportation for the girls, food, etc.).

"Here is how you can support the fundraiser:
1. Go to my e-boutique
2. In the right hand corner of the page, click on “Can’t make it to a trunk show? Find your hostess.”
3. Enter the words “Camp GLOW” and click “continue.”
4. Browse and shop

"Orders arrive in just a couple days and come in gift boxes. By the way, I'd be honored to help you out if you aren't sure what to choose - just email or call. Shipping is discounted at a flat rate of $5.95. Finally, there is a really cute girls line for the very young ladies in your life (daughters, nieces, etc.).

"THANK YOU for supporting this cause - the girls who attend GLOW this summer will thank you too!

"All the best,

Thanks everyone for your support of GLOW Camp and for your support of me! I love all the postcards (Linnea!), letters (special shout out to Grandma T), emails, facebook messages, packages (mom! and dad and Nick and grandma :)), the phone calls (Meagan!) and thank the heavens I have this Blackberry now so I can BBM, gchat and just stay in touch! You are all great!