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December 2014

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International Volunteer Day: Contributing to lasting change

Last year 129 Crossroads volunteers shared their expertise, time, and innovative ideas to bring us closer to ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled. They developed marketing plans, taught writing workshops and assessed finance and administration protocols; get to know a few of our recent volunteers with the Q+A below. Crossroads’ work wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers, and we can’t thank them enough for making a lasting difference in our world. On December 5, International Volunteer Day, we hope you’ll join us for a chat on Twitter and on Facebook to share some of your own volunteering experiences.

From all of us at Crossroads, thank you!

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Randy Pepper

Remembering Randy Pepper

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Crossroader Randy Pepper (Lesotho 1975) on November 28 after a courageous battle with cancer. Randy passed away peacefully with his wife MaryAnn Jansen and his sister Leanne Pepper by his side.

Randy’s involvement with Crossroads dates back to 1975/6 when he volunteered in Lesotho. The experience changed his outlook on the world and guided him in his many years of support and volunteer service, including several terms as a Crossroads board and committee member. Most recently, Randy served on the board of directors, resigning in June 2013, but he continued his engagement with a group of dedicated alumni planning for the future of Crossroads. “Randy was an incredible man, a passionate volunteer, but mainly a citizen of the world,” said Ethel Côté, who served alongside Randy as chair of the board of directors in 2013. “I really appreciated sharing the Crossroads path with him and I learned so much during that period of time."

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