Saturday, October 2, 2010

Goal 2

As you may or may not know the mission of Peace Corps contains 3 simple goals:

1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. (Tarah and I are trying our best!)
2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. (Here’s where you can help)
3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. ( &

We need your help with goal two. As you can imagine, it is nearly impossible to explain the vastness and grandness of a country as large and diverse as the United States, especially to children in a country approximately the size of West Virginia (the 41st largest state in the union) that has less than half the population of the Chicago metro area.

It would be great if you could send postcards and/or photos from your part of the country (or places you have visited). You can also send interesting facts about your city, state, the climate, the topography, your family, yourself or anything else you think is interesting about the USA. Some things that the kids would love to know about are animals, jobs, languages you speak, schools, typical/favorite foods, music, hobbies, family life, weather…

Postcards, letters, cards, pictures and packages can be sent to:

Chris & Tarah Hall
Apartado Postal 04-3069
4101 Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí
Heredia, Costa Rica
Centro America

Also, please pass this message on to anyone else you think would like to participate.

As always you can read about our adventures at

Thank you for your support,

Chris and Tarah Hall
Peace Corps - Costa Rica 2010-2012
Children, Youth and Families – Niños, Jóvenes y Familias


Lisa said...

Tarah and Chris,

I would love to help out with Goal 2. Be on the lookout of pictures of snow and gorgeous mountains from Alaska! I'm visiting Idaho later this month and Las Vegas next May. I'll be sure to get some postcards from each place as well.

Tarah said...

Thanks Lisa! That's awesome - I knew you were a friend for a reason:-)