Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Initial Mailing Address

Jessica Byassee PCT
US Peace Corps
PO Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The address above is to the PC headquarters in Tanzania. I will be receiving mail here until I am placed in my village and get my own PO Box. PCT stands for Peace Corps Trainee. After training, I will be a PCV, Peace Corps Volunteer!

I have heard that padded envelopes and small boxes are faster and most likely to reach me. It is good to write "Educational and Religious Materials" on the outside. It is not uncommon for mail, especially coming from the U.S., to be opened and items stolen. If you have to place a value on anything you send, do not list more than $10/item.

Mainly I would love to receive letters and pictures! Several of you have asked what else I might need sent to me. You do not have to send anything but- since you asked- here are a few general things I have seen on current PCV's lists. After I am over there a bit, I may need to personalize the list by adding things like Heinz Ketchup and Famous Amos cookies!!

Drink Mixes
    (Country Time Lemonade, Crystal Light, etc)
    (BBQ, Mexican or just surprise me!)
Toys and Games for Children
    (I have heard that the neighborhood kids like to hangout with PCVs!)
Books and Magazines
    (I will read ANYTHING! Tip: the Paducah Library has a sale twice a year where you can go  
     at the end and buy a whole grocery bag full of books for only $1!)
Office Supplies
Music and Movies via iTunes

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I was afraid it would take a while to know this - you know how I like to shop! It's almost time! Are you ready for this!?!?! Of course you are!