RPCVHI ALOHA GRANTS AND ALOHA CARE PACKAGE FUND
RPCVHI launched the Aloha Grant program through the Peace Corps Partnership Program in 2008 to provide funding for community-initiated projects overseen by Peace Corps Volunteers serving around the world.
In 2016, the RPCVHI Board added the Aloha Care Package program. Currently serving PCVs from Hawai'i can request a care package of needed supplies for their sites: books, gardening equipment, educational materials are examples.
Since 2008, over $4000 in Aloha Grants have be awarded to PCVs from the state of Hawaii serving in Cambodia, Morocco, Niger, Guyana, Mali, Peru, Mongolia, St. Lucia, Senegal, and Madagascar.
Since 2016, Care packages of school supplies, educational materials, and Hawaiian products have been sent to Cambodia, Ukraine, Madagascar, Philippines, Rwanda, and Senegal. Madagascar, Nepal, Jamaica and Zambia.
Funds that support the Aloha Grant and Aloha Care programs come from two sources:
- RPCVHI fundraisers, such as Oktoberfest, T-shirt sales and the RPCV International Calendar sales, and
- RPCVHI membership dues.