Category Archives: Children

Packed up hope.

Sixty eight boxes were packed today; they filled the classroom, the desks, and the hallway in front of our class. All 10 of us worked hard filling and taping boxes, stacking them on carts, and writing customs forms. It was … Continue reading

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From Fear to Triumph to Hope

Back in February I wrote my first blog on the fear I associated with this project. I realize now, that while I was afraid I would fail at this project, I was more overwhelmed by the task we had before us. … Continue reading

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A Load Lifted

I’ve spent most of this week in academic agony finalizing my thesis and gathering all the supplementary materials to submit my grad school application; and it dawned on me just how lucky I am. Despite the rising costs and the … Continue reading

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What is an Education Worth

As each day goes by I am one day closer to walking across the stage and take the last few steps as an undergraduate collegiate.  With all these senior events I have been attending lately I have had a lot … Continue reading

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Coming to an end.

The end is nearing and it is crunch time. As summer soon approaches this final stretch seems to go on forever. We continue to collect school supplies, packing them with love and care. We have been successful, many of us … Continue reading

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A Journey Four Months in the Making

Back in January, as I readied myself for the new semester, I drove a few miles to the nearest Wal-Mart and picked up new pencils, pens, and notebooks for myself. Today, the school supplies we have been collecting started out … Continue reading

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A little bit of hope.

Six boxes down, four to go! And maybe even more!! We did not have class yesterday, giving us time to collect all school supplies to be shipped to Afghanistan. I was able to collect 6 boxes worth of school supplies, … Continue reading

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The Excitement of Mail

“We just got a letter! We just got a letter! We just got a letter! Wonder who it’s from?” When I was in kindergarten, I loved Blue’s Clues. It was a brand new show at the time, and it made … Continue reading

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Getting There…

The journey is almost coming to an end and things are looking extremely promising! As the semester is almost coming to an end, I have been especially busy trying to contact everyone that has been assisting me in collecting school … Continue reading

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A Simple Thank You

My brother is a large part of my life. And, I don’t mean large just because he is 6’ 5”. I mean large in the fact that we would do pretty much anything for each other. Sure, we fight sometimes, … Continue reading

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