Tag Archives: Liisa Temple

From Awareness to Action: A Journey

I want to start my entry this week by thanking the Sisters United Muslim Association for their help and support for this semester.  During the meeting tomorrow I will be collecting donations from them for the semester and I am … Continue reading

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Meeting the Paras – an important piece to our puzzle

As Professor Temple wrote a few weeks ago, here, we are now in contact with a local troop from Sarasota, LTjg Greg Para, who will be the one doing the footwork to bring the supplies to the kids who need … Continue reading

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The road ahead.

Excitement buzzed through the air as last year’s students from Professor Temple’s class filed into our small classroom on Monday morning.  Lined up on the back row of tables were a series of gifts that had been sent from soldiers … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Image

I was given the opportunity on Monday to listen to a talk by SMSgt Rex Temple, whom, along with his wife Liisa, founded School Supplies for Afghan Children. He discussed his tour in Afghanistan, the conditions there, and what prompted … Continue reading

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With the Blink of an Eye

And with the blink of an eye, it all came to an end. That is the only way I can describe this semester. Time always flies by fast, but this semester it was just unbelievable. I feel like it was … Continue reading

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Finishing The Semester

It’s hard to believe the class is almost over.  This semester really seemed to fly by, despite what a hard semester it was!  My classes were tough, my grades are not perfect, and work is work as usual.  But despite … Continue reading

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A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

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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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My Appreciation

Project goal: 120 boxes, and $1560 to ship them. Present tallies: 190 boxes, $4421 in shipping funds. As of our last class meeting this past Monday, we are halfway to doubling our project goal, with plenty of funds raised to … Continue reading

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How This Course Has Changed My Life

I still can’t believe I’m sitting here writing my last blog for this class. This semester flew by and it’s mind-boggling that it is almost over. While trying to think of what to write about this week, I’ve looked over … Continue reading

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