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Hope at the end of the tunnel.

I felt nervous and disappointed walking into class on Monday. My plans for working with the Honors Council for my School Supplies for Afghan Children event had fallen through, and I had been brainstorming but wasn’t sure of my options. … Continue reading

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It’s not always a Piece of Cake

Through my sorority experience I have been fortunate to plan many events and learn the ins and outs of a successful fundraising or philanthropic event. So when a guest speaker came to speak to our class in the beginning of … 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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A Long Awaited Return

Journeys take us in many directions, for defining experiences or personal reflections; but when we return we are often not the same. Coming back from a Spring Break vacation in Vermont I’m feeling as though so much in my life … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

As a die-hard The Hunger Games fan, I cannot wait for this Thursday at midnight (the release of the first movie version of the book series). One notable characteristic of this book series is the question of morality that is … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

They say that the time just before a storm is the most calm. Everything seems normal and then before you know it clouds gather and the air around you stands still. The winds in the atmosphere gather at the storm … Continue reading

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Act Now.

Our letters have been written and sent out, and with high hopes we await responses. Some have received denials in return and others have been successful, but it is the silence that is deadliest. It is the silence that keeps … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

I have spent the last several weeks trying to set up places where I could leave boxes that people could put donations in at different locations. Of course it is crucial to get permission, and then you have to go … Continue reading

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Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

As we continue on this journey I can myself already overcoming challenges I didn’t think I would have. With each new week that I collect more school supplies, I know I can make a bigger impact.  This week we are … Continue reading

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Speaking with an Audience in Mind

This week really kicks off our school supply drive. We are sending out our donor letters and finalizing our plans for a collection event we must lead. Everything is starting to come together nicely, and I’m excited to start seeing … Continue reading

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