Mission Statement: The PV Volunteers are an ecumenical community of diverse individuals. By providing a service experience in a variety of settings, we respond to human need, form relationships and encourage change and growth both in ourselves and with those we serve.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


We are launching a new fundraising effort and need your help. It is a critical time right now for the PVs, otherwise we wouldn't be asking for your help so soon after the appeal went out. It is our hope that the PV 40 challenge will engage people outside of the PVs.

PV 40 CHALLENGE: In celebration of entering our 40th year as a program, the PV 40 Challenge is asking for 40 teams (they can be an individual, group or organization) to try to raise $250. If we get 40 teams raising $250 a team, that would bring in $10,000, roughly the amount needed to fill our financial gap. The flyer lists some ideas for events that are simple and ask as little as a $7 donation. What we would like is for the people to reach outside of the PV Community and try to get some friends, families and coworkers involved, much like the "Live with Passion." The volunteers already give so much to our program, that we wanted to come up with an idea that would bring in other people.

If you would like a PV 40 Challenge information sheet or a booklet that can be used at events to inform people more about who the PVs are and what we do, please email us (pvprogram@gmail.com) and we will send them you way. As groups are formed please let us know so we can post it on this blog. We would like to show the progress of our effort on the way to the $10,000 goal. If possible, we would like all events to take place by December 1st.

Thanks for your continued support and generosity to the PVs!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall PV Reunion and Evaluation Weekend

What a beautiful weekend for our annual get together at the Jersey Shore. The dates were moved up a weekend from our traditional third week of October and boy did we have nice weather. Honestly it made it a little hard to sit inside while we were working, so much so that when we broke into two small groups, both groups headed outside. We were able to talk about the summer and the general state of the program and we enjoyed each others company and catching up with everyone. In all, twenty volunteers took part in the festivities of the weekend.
A huge thank you to Jo for hosting us for the day on Saturday and well as providing accommodations for eleven PVs on Saturday night. Also, a big thank you to Wayne and Kathy for having us over on Saturday night for dinner. We ate wonderfully all weekend and Saturday night was a beautiful night to sit around the outside campfire and share some laughs.
Thank you to all who came during the weekend. Your presence is what drives us into the future!

A few pictures from Saturday evening...