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A Missed Opportunity

This week was a huge disappointment on my part for this project. Our class visited the MacDill Airforce base in Tampa and were able to explore it hand! They got to try on bomb squad suits, test flight simulators, check … 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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USF Bull Market = GIANT SUCCESS

Today, we held a school supplies drive and fundraiser at USF’s weekly Bull Market, which is located just outside the Marshall Student Center.  After securing a 20 pizza donation from Papa John’s, we decided it was best to hand out … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

Today Zoe and I went back to Freedom High School to pick up boxes that Mr. Leitzke said he had waiting for us; although that was not the only thing on our To-Do list. When we got there at 8am … 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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Appreciating the Hard Workers

For the past two semesters, I have been more involved in community and relief efforts than ever before in my life. As I sit down and reflect on how two years ago this was something I only dreamt about since … 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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Be Persistent!

After spending week after week requesting supplies and donations via Facebook, Twitter and word-of-mouth, I have come to realize a couple very important conclusions.  One of these conclusions is being persistent will pay off.   What do I mean?  People do … Continue reading

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What fits in a shipping box?

The boxes we use to ship our donated school supplies to Afghanistan are provided for free by the United States Postal Service. They are the large flat rate boxes which measure 12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″ in size. They currently … Continue reading

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