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Day 20: Feed the Hungry

On Thursday’s, I am able to spend the entire day in the first grade classroom teaching rather then stuck in college courses. Since the school I am prestudent teachering in is in the county I grew up in, I get to have a quick lunch with my beautiful mother on these days. She generally lets me pick where to eat, and today I chose Taco Bell. While standing in line, I saw that they were having a program where you could donate a dollar, and it would be able to provide food for 4 people (From Hunger to Hope). As soon as it was my time to order, it was the first thing I asked for. The lady behind the counter seemed shocked that I asked before she did. She said that she was in charge of the program, and that no one had asked before she did. This seemed to excite her, as it did me.

 

 

 

 

QTD: “Be the girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class.”

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Day 19: Thank You Note to Crosswalk Helper

The school is currently undergoing some major construction to build a underpass from west campus to east campus (divided by fairly major road for the location). Because of this, students are forced to cross the street at a fairly unsafe spot. There is a very nice man named Robert that is a pastor at a local church who donates his time and energies to the school by getting students and cars where they safely need to be. He is there pretty much everyday, and to my knowledge, as I said before, he does it completely voluntarily. He is super sweet, so I decided to write him a Thank you note for helping us so much! He seemed so surprised when I gave it to him!

Thank you note!

 

QTD: “I fall in love with people’s passion, the way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love”

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Day 18: Dollar Store

Today I was running all over the place to make sure that I had everything I needed for my first solo lesson of the year tomorrow, and I ended up at the Dollar Store as I typically find myself doing when it is teaching time. I decided to leave a dollar for  someone (I left it in the toy section secretly hoping that that would mean that a kid somewhere would be getting a surprise toy).

 

QTD: “Dear God, I’ve tried my best, but if today I lose my hope, Please tell me that Your plans are better than my dreams.”

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Day 17: Pencil Project

Today I found an organization called The Pencil Project. The idea of this organization came in 1998 when the starter went to Africa. They saw a small boy in the class of over 100 children holding onto a very small pencil. They realized that that was his most prized possessions. From there, it’s all history. To date, the organization has been able (with lots of help) to donate over 3 million pencils to children all over the world. I decided this was an amazing organization that I really wanted to be a part of, but I wanted to see if I could help in my home, anywhere in the United States. It turns out the US has many many schools that really really need pencils and other school supplies. Through the Pencil Project, today I was assigned an Elementary school in South Carolina with 98% of the students living below the poverty line. I am excited to start collecting pencils, and I hope that my community can help me gather even more!

 

 

QTD: “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

Albert Einstein

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Day 16: Dog Left in Car

Hello world! Today I went to Walmart with a couple of my friends and we realized that the car beside us had a dog in it with the windows all up. We went inside and told one of the ladies working, who then called the mall security. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you see a dog trapped in a car. What may seem like just a few seconds of heat could really be like an oven to a dog.

 

 

QTD: “The difference between who you are & who you want to be is what you do”

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Day 15: World Wide Random Act of Kindness

I was looking forward/ nervous to today for quite a few weeks now. One of the other Random Act of Kindness blogs I follow decided to have people all around the world come together to videotape themselves singing “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles. I decided to bring it to Program Board to create it as an event. We were able to gather about 30 people to sing the song, and then low and behold, the rain came. It was such a cold rain for September, but we got through the song, and the person will be able to use us in the video. We were able to create a human peace sign, and had a sign that everyone got to sign!

 

 

QTD: “All you need is love” -Beatles

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Day 14: Fall Fest

Today I volunteered for the Fall Fest event for Relay For Life that I mentioned yesterday! The event happened before and during the home Family Day football game, and was geared towards families and little ones. We had potato sack racing, ring tosses, a large connect 3 board, corn hole, pictures with the ram, face painting, friendship bracelets, and a large bake sale! Over all we made $510 from the event which is about double the money we have for Relay this year (Relay isn’t until April). I’m very proud to be part of the group helping to put the event together, and I hope we as a whole can reach our $80,000 goal! 🙂

 

 

QTD: “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it” -George Shaw

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Day 13: Brownies for Relay For Life

Tomorrow our school is having a big Fall Festival during family day with all of the money going to Relay For Life. This year I am finally a committee chair for Survivor Recognition! For the Fall Festival, I decided to bake 2 dozen brownies to donate for a bake sale. They turned out delicious!

 

QTD: “Life is better when you’re laughing!”

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Day 12: Positivity Bands

I really enjoy completing acts that help people feel better about themselves. I am a huge Pinterest fan, and I saw a few days ago how people wrote positive sayings on rubber bands. I decided to do just this, and left them in the bathroom at my local target. I wish I could see the look on people’s face as they found the bands.

 

 

QTD: “If you don’t believe in yourself, how can anyone else?”

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Day 11: Clicked to Save

Hello world! Today was my juncture review date (for student teaching), so I was feeling some major pressure all week. Thankfully, it went well, and now I can finally breathe! For today’s act, I did went to the click to give website. This has been something my family has done fore years! I remember when internet was still on dial up and my mom would click every night to save the Rain forest! Today the site has grown to offer 8 causes to click to help. (The Rainforest, Literacy, Child Health, Autism, Veterans, Animals, Breast Cancer, and Hunger) All you have to do is go to the site, click to give, and you are finished (you helped someone or something that really needed it). It takes less than a minutes to click for all of the causes, so I would like to challenge everyone to click today! The website is able to do this because of the amazing sponsors on the site!

 

QTD: “Never love someone who treats you like you are ordinary.”  -Oscar Wilde

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