Birdie’s Peace Corps reunion

Please help Birdie get to her 1963 Tanganyika Peace Corps volunteers reunion . The reunion is scheduled for 4 days this April in Portland Oregon. These people are all about 80 years old now so this is likely their last chance to get together. Birdie lives in Santa Barbara California and manages to get by on her modest Social Security benefits but there is no way she can pay for this  this trip on her own . She needs a round trip train ticket to and from Portland, three nights in the hotel, meals for the trip and cab fare to and from the train station. Birdie joined the peace corps way back in 1963 when the organization was very new- making Birdie a bona fide Peace corps volunteer elder. She was part of the "Tanganyika 3" group the first group of PC volunteer teachers sent to what is now the country of Tanzania. She reminisces often and happily about her time in Africa- it was a life changing experience for a kid from a small town in Iowa. She considers it to have been one of the most important and pivotal experiences of her long life. She really, really, wants to go please help if you can she will be so very happy. Thank you

Donations ()

  • Sara Kvaas 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Julia Danekas 
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
  • Max Rorty 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Justine Sutton 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Elizabeth Blake 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Birdie Newborn 
Organizer
Santa Barbara, CA
Sasha Newborn 
Beneficiary
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