Author Archives: Kryssa Johnson

End of the Beginning

I’m still shocked we surpassed our goal by about seventy boxes of school supplies with more still to come. If someone had told me would get past 120 boxes back in January I would have thought, “Yeah, o.k, like maybe … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

So I’m munching away on a delicious bagel from Einsten Bros Bagels with some interesting vegetable cream cheese pondering on what the subject of my blog should be. There was some rather devastating news this week about an investigation into … Continue reading

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Off We Go, Into the Wild Blue Yonder…

Our USF Honors class went on a field trip this week which was really refreshing, considering it was my first class trip since middle school.  Instead of meeting at regular Juniper-Poplar 1309, we gathered at MacDill Air Force Base‘s Visitor … Continue reading

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So Many Supplies, So Little Shipping Funds

It was such an elating feeling to walk in class Monday morning and see boxes, tubs, and bags of school supplies just begging to be packaged and shipped to Afghanistan where impoverished children desiring an education could put them to … Continue reading

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So Much Accomplished, So Much More To Do

As we near the end of the semester, I can’t believe how much our class has accomplished. We have about 84 boxes so far, but students still have supplies at their house, promises of donations and drives occurring. Currently, there’s … Continue reading

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A Prosperous Spring Break

My hard work so far is really paying off! A good portion of my spring break was actually spent running errands related to this awesome charity project. Within the time span of one week, my boxes filled jumped from about … Continue reading

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Cynic to Philanthropist

The word cynical is not new to me. In fact it’s been directed at me a few times and I honestly have described myself with the word. My distrust in people and belief that they are selfish has undoubtedly held … Continue reading

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Price of An Education? Not that Much Actually

It is so easy to say “I’ll get around to donating later” or “Money is just too tight”. When I’m trying to get a glimmer of attention and some care to swell up from within someone while elaborating on my … Continue reading

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Twitter, Gators & Student Government- Oh My!

It has been 43 days since I first learned of the School Supplies for Afghan Children charity drive and became committed to a truly meaningful project donating tools to educate Afghanistan students and thereby helping to improve a country.  Since the … Continue reading

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Fearless Females in Afghanistan’s Schools

  When taking on the challenge of becoming a part of the School Supplies for Afghan Chidlren drive as part of my USF Honors College Major Works and Major Issues course, I knew I’d be educated on more than just … Continue reading

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