Contact Information in Cameroon

August 31st, 2014 by | Tags: | 1 Comment »

mailIf you would like to send me letters, postcards or packages, here is the address where to send them:

Rachel Chaikof
Peace Corps Cameroon
Bamenda Regional Office
P.O. Box 837
Mankon-Bamenda, Mezam Division
Northwest Region
Cameroon (PAR AVION)

Many Peace Corps volunteers often say that receiving care packages is one of their highlights of serving in Peace Corps because they give them the comfort of knowing that their family and friends are still thinking about them.  Also, when they face homesicknesses, care packages help them alleviate the feeling of missing the American culture.  If you love me and are interested in sending me care packages, I will love you forever.  Here is a list of suggested items I’d love to receive in a care package:

  • Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
  • Trader Joe’s Cookies and Cream Butter
  • Fat Witch Brownies
  • Cheez Its
  • Annie’s Cheese Bunnies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Momofuku Cookies
  • Annie’s Mac and Cheese
  • Chicken Soup
  • Clam Chowder Soup
  • Cheese (with wax wrap that does not require refrigeration)
  • Salmon in cans
  • Nature Valley Honey n’ Oats Crunchy Bars
  • Apple Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Hand Santizer
  • Wipes
  • USB loaded with new movies and TV shows *NO DVDS please. I do NOT have a DVD drive.*
  • Books sent via Kindle/e-mail
  • Pumpkin Pancake Mix

IMPORTANT! I have been told that it’s a good idea to address to me as “Sister” on the package (Sister Rachel Chaikof) and also write biblical quotes and put a cross on the package to minimize the risks of theft.  I also advise that anyone who wants to send me a care package to use flat-rate boxes from the United States Postal Service and send packages through USPS.  Sending packages through FEDEX or UPS will incur higher custom taxes.

*Also, please check the expiration date before you send food items.  Please make sure they do not expire for at least another two to three months.

Even if you just send a card or a written note during my service, I’ll still give you lots of kisses.  It will still be nice to know that people back home in America and in other parts of the world are still thinking of me.

I will also still have some internet access in Cameroon to keep everyone updated through my blog.

 

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1 Comment

Varda

August 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I’m so excited for you to finally be fulfilling this dream on your bucket list! I know you will change some lives!! Can’t wait to follow you!! xoxo

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