Category Archives: Shipping

Long Awaited Endings and New Beginnings

On this last week we came to class excited about the progress we’ve made in our collections. Paper and pens flew through the air as we rushed to finish the mountains of supplies we gathered into such a vast field … Continue reading

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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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Organized Chaos

I came to the last meeting of our Honors class yesterday morning with a box full of supplies to be packed into the flat rate shipping boxes  I was also juggling on the walk from my car to the classroom.  … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

Sigh. Today was our last day of class for this semester. Our last day in this class with this group of classmates. Our last day actively collecting school supplies. Today was a really amazing day for our class. It was … 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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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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Clearing the Mist

When traveling in an new place you never really know where you are until you reach the destination. It’s as though you’re surrounded by an obscuring fog and can’t see where you are.  But right now, it feels almost as … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life of a Cart

Monday, the lights flicked on in my room. I heard the footsteps drawing closer to me. Then I felt the touch of a person (whose hands were extra soft, so it probably was a woman…). This person grabbed me with … 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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Ready to launch

This weekend I was hanging out with a three year old whose new favorite thing is rockets. My memory of growing up and hearing about space shuttles or any space missions has to do with the set launch date and … Continue reading

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