Peace Corps volunteer holds fundraiser at Parrot Surf Shop
Sarah Meyers is a native Charlestonian and Peace Corps Masters International student in Environmental Studies at the College of Charleston. At the end of September, Meyers will be leaving for Ghana for her 27-month assignment doing sustainable agriculture with farmers. During her Peace Corps service she will also complete her masters thesis by researching and utilizing indigenous knowledge to create a community medical plant garden.
In order to prepare for her service, Meyers is holding a surf and art sale fundraiser at Parrot Surf Shop on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant on Aug. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. to raise money for Waves for Water water purifiers, mosquito nets/girls education and her own community development peace corps projects.
Meyers hopes to eventually work with an international NGO aid organization with a focus on environmental sustainability and community development.
This is the second Surf and Art sale, with this years’ proceeds going to benefit Ghana through Waves for Water purifiers, mosquito nets/girls education and Peace Corps community development projects. This years’ sale will be bigger than ever with Nixon and Spy sponsoring the event. Items from more than a dozen local artists from custom made jackets, clothes, jewelry, sculpture, boards, surf art and memorabilia will be available for purchase.
In addition to these local handmade items, silent auction goodies ranging from eco-friendly Rewind candles to yoga passes and a bold Keith Harington skate deck will also be available.
Anyone interested in getting involved as an artist, sponsor or volunteer should contact Sarah Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/607881699245120/