Monthly Archives: March 2012

Knowledge is Power

No human being is capable of functioning efficiently within their society without education. Education tells us how to think, work, and make decisions. It is one of the most important aspects of life, like our basic needs food, shelter, and … Continue reading

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“Do you want to take this outside?”

After losing my car, I have been adjusting over the past few weeks. I have been taking the city bus as well as carpooling with some very giving friends and coworkers. Thursday morning, my friend Brooke drove me with her … Continue reading

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The Last Stretch

I’m not a particularly athletic person, so when I say that I avoid using sports metaphors, is an understatement. However, I can only compare this point in my journey with the School Supplies for Afghan Children organization to the last … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

This just in! Progress on the home front. So exciting. With only a little over a week left to collect school supplies, I have been vigorously working to get the word out and collect, collect, collect. I have contacted my … Continue reading

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A Dollar a Day

I read a great article on BBC News online, about children and poverty in Afghanistan. The reporter talks about a young boy, Nasim, who without a father is the sole breadwinner for his family. His older brother has been unable … Continue reading

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When Our Donors are the Most Inspiring Part of this Project

Sometimes when it comes to fundraising the project itself inspires you to make the difference.  However, sometimes its the people who come to help you with your project that really are the ones that inspire you. I wrote a post … Continue reading

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Hope at the end of the tunnel.

I felt nervous and disappointed walking into class on Monday. My plans for working with the Honors Council for my School Supplies for Afghan Children event had fallen through, and I had been brainstorming but wasn’t sure of my options. … Continue reading

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It’s not always a Piece of Cake

Through my sorority experience I have been fortunate to plan many events and learn the ins and outs of a successful fundraising or philanthropic event. So when a guest speaker came to speak to our class in the beginning of … Continue reading

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Meeting the Paras – an important piece to our puzzle

As Professor Temple wrote a few weeks ago, here, we are now in contact with a local troop from Sarasota, LTjg Greg Para, who will be the one doing the footwork to bring the supplies to the kids who need … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond

Sometimes I forget how time flies. One of the things that always makes me realize a semester is drawing to a close is registering for the next semester’s classes. Well, this morning I did just that, and, after a few … Continue reading

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