Author Archives: Patrick Wetzel

People Knitting Together

One of the things that I’ve been doing this week is writing a few thank you notes. The end of the semester is getting here, we’ve collected a lot of school supplies, and there are quite a few people that … Continue reading

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Tea, Tunes, and School Supplies

So, I’ve had a pretty busy week, but it hasn’t been without its successes. In part, that’s what’s been keeping me busy. Of all the things that I’ve been up to this past week, the biggest one was my charity … Continue reading

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A Little Sacrifice, a lot of Generosity

As has been reported, this past Wednesday, we were out at USF’s Bull Market, trading Pizzas for donations. All in all, it was very much a success. Papa John’s donated twenty pizzas, so all the money that we collected can … Continue reading

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Doin’ Stuff

This past week has been a bit busier than usual for me. Not just in terms of any one thing, but across the board; and that certainly applies to my effort to collect school supplies as much as anything else. … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Schools

Over the past week or two the earthquake in Japan has been a major part of the news that I’ve been seeing. Besides being a terrible tragedy, it’s reminded me of some of the other natural disasters that have struck … Continue reading

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Forgetting Value

One of the things that always amazes me is the drive and motivation that people have to learn just when their opportunities are the most limited. We’re sending school supplies to kids in Afghanistan that might not even have a … Continue reading

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Communities Within Communities

A huge part of our project is about social awareness–we have to get the word out there. People need to know about these kids that are in need and, just as much, people need to know what we are doing … Continue reading

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Personally?

My approach to this project has been a small one, a personal one. I haven’t gotten as vocal as some of my peers—who have gone to local schools, student government, radio, and businesses.  Well, I went to the radio, but … Continue reading

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Educating Democracies

Our project is about giving kids a chance at getting an education, but I’ve only really been able to consider the results of what we’re doing in a general kind of way. I mean, I’ve been thinking (and saying) that … Continue reading

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What Armies are For

When you learn new information, it’s expected that you’ll change the way you think to accommodate it—even if it’s only a very little.  Well, I’ve been reading about some of the humanitarian efforts by Americans in Afghanistan (I recently read … Continue reading

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