Wednesday, October 21, 2009

contact info

I would love to hear about what's going on in your life and would be incredibly comforted to know someone somewhere is enjoying lazy boys, trash tv and drive thru windows, even if it's not me.

Alena Skeels
Corps de la Paix
B.P. 10537
Niamey, Niger

And here are some mailing tips, though they are mostly for packages
Write 'Par Avion' and 'Air Mail' on the package/envelope - it should take on average around 6-8 weeks to reach me

Number the letters/and packages you send me so that i know if one is missing. I will do the same
Put items in a plastic bag and then into the package

Print the address label in red, not sure why but this apparently helps prevent theft

Also to prevent theft: use envelope packaging rather than boxes when possible, tape all corners and place stickers over the edges so it will be obvious if someone opens the package, write Sister in front of my name or add other religious material on the outside or add a fake tracking number. Other ideas to prevent theft, adding non-profit logos, ie: printing off the Humane Society's logo from the Internet and pasting it onto the envelope.

Lastly, if you decide to insure the item(s), write in miscellaneous/personal. I have to pay a small fee to customs and if its specific I could have to pay more