We are all gathered today to commemorate my life. Here I am, lying in my coffin, wearing full white dress, and excessive make up to hide how pale I am today. Some may say that I lived a very short life. And that I was a very nice person, but I was not. I was a girl who does a lot of bad things for the one I loved. I was the girl who swears a lot even it was not needed. I was a girl who disobeys my parents just for some guy who did not even deserve it. I was a sinner, and that may be the reason why I died early. Let me talk about my life. My life was indeed short, too short for me to experience pure happiness. I had an exciting life. I learned how to value the people who were in my life. I learned how to accept that not all people will stay.
Good Evening! For those of you who don?t know me, I?m Charlotte, the very proud sister of our glamorous Bride. I want to start by congratulating Kari and Ernest, and thanking all of you for coming here today.
I immediately fell in love with the act of helping people and since I’ve first joined the organization I have visited nursing homes during Christmas time, collected donations for a hospital, and blazed a trail for my community. During my high school career, my fellow troop members and I organized a collection of toiletries for DASI, the women’s domestic abuse shelter in Newton as a way to take action. Being a Girl Scout taught me the importance of helping people and my experiences have inspired me to begin working my Gold Award, the highest level of achievement in Girl
We collected ninety-three new stuffed animals. I was one of the few to deliver them to the hospital. Although we were unable to see the children, the administration was very appreciative of our efforts. I could feel their generosity and knew that we had accomplished a great act of love. A fire in my heart has been ignited to extend love to the sick and suffering.
We went to the store and bought toiletries, bread, peanut butter and jelly, water, juice boxes, and many other things to distribute to the homeless around town. These items were essentials that were desperately needed by these people, and the money we raised in order to get these items went a long way. We were very nervous about just walking up to people and passing these things out, the idea of a stranger coming up to you and handing you items is a scary thought in itself, but being on the other end is even scarier because you don’t know how others will react.
To my beautiful wife Hallie Baxter, you have saved my life by giving me purpose and perspective. When I think back about the time I was sitting at that bus stop bench in japan, and you messaged me that day. I didn’t know what to say at first, but as time passed and our love grew our wedding day finally came. I knew when I looked into your eyes that day I found the other half of my heart. Never in my life have I gazed upon someone so kind, strong, beautiful or smart. You have stuck beside me through thick and thin. Without you I would have never laid eyes on our beautiful daughters face. I don’t know where I would have ended up without you. But I know I am grateful to be with you every sec of every day. What I’m trying to say is that you taught
I know a lot of you also volunteered all week and I want to thank you for that as well. I know we are all busy with out own jobs and families so that makes it all the more appreciated. Our church is so lucky to hace so many people that are always ready and willing to help.
I extend to you my deepest sympathy on the death of your son, Specialist Patrick E.
There were more than a thousand registers and volunteers at that time. It was a warm Saturday morning, a perfect planning and everyone felt happy and excited for the good cause. I finished 2 miles run even though I have had a limited physical strength. Recently, I have visited the shelters and had a privilege to interview Manager who is in charge the place provided me as much information as I need. Thomas House supports approximately 135 to 150 individual per year within their current owned of 16 apartments. Last years, over 95% of their residents graduated from our program, 89% moved into their own house and 81% got full-time job. I know that many people are without deep pocket or even they work hard to make money for their lives. However, just image ourselves donate by registering for event running for homeless children. The amount Thomas House can get and they can help a single mom of two who came to US from a domestic violence. Thomas house has been able to provide her with an independent home-cleaning business. That's mean the provide them with a new beginning, and we are help her too. As everyone know no one has ever become poor from giving. Just imagine how happy she is with her children, and we feel good
Prior to our impact project they didn't really have a lot to supply, to their children or even for themselves. The women appreciated our comfort. We also went to a local nursing home, that same day by the name of First step Therapy services. We hosted an event called buddy for a day, this was where each member of the leadership was assigned their own
On Monday, October 17th I volunteered to help the American Red Cross and other organizations at Purnell Swett High School. I was directed to a woman named Priscilla who oversaw a portion of the outdoor area. Our group was quite diverse. It consisted of young high school and college students, middle-aged parents, some senior citizens, and even a girl who appeared to be no more than nine years old. Everyone was in good spirits despite the recent tragedy. Our task seemed to be simple enough, however, we would soon discover it was going to take more planning. We were assigned to the rear of the school where we would sort through various bags and boxes of donations. Priscilla directed some of us to carry items to different rooms based on their size and whether the clothes were designed more males or females, children or adults. As organized piles began to form, these volunteers posted signs indicating the sizes in those piles. Priscilla asked a different group to take the flat boxes and fold and tape them to allow packing of the clothes. Another set of people were instructed to write the names of the recipients on the boxes. The final group, which later consisted of those who completed their share of the work already, was assigned to fill the boxes with appropriate items and seal them for delivery.
Nothing feels better than giving back to a place that has given so much to people. A majority of the little things that we do day by day are taken for granted or they are just seen as nothing major. In reality there are so many things that are given to us and we do not always see the little things in life as anything of mass importance. For our kindness project we decided that it was time for us to give a little to ensure someone had a smile at the end of the day. We partnered up with the Rho Nu club here on campus and together we made tie blankets. These blankets that we made will be donated to the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane later this month. We decided to do this project in the hopes of giving a little, but making it count for a lot more. We hoped that the children receiving these blankets always get a smile on their face or simply that they just find comfort in these blankets. In this project I was the leader of the group and I did most of the organization of
On Friday, May 12, Sarah Wisniewski went to her local Target and bought some food to donate for Hand 2 Hand. She
There are people in the world, who struggle to put clothes on their backs everyday; when we have clothes that we do not wear and that are sitting in the corner. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has been helping others for over a century, starting back in 1904. They serve many children, teens, and adults all over Utah, and matches are made everyday. Upon learning this, I felt better about what I was doing, know that, even a small donation will help someone in my home state, be happy.
Often times, women are pressured by the mainstream media to upkeep a stellar appearance. They are expected to measure up to high standards without question. Even before most girls reach puberty, commercials are bombarding them with small Barbie esque makeup kits filled with lip glosses and chalky eyeshadows. The impact it has on impressionable children, both girls and boys is something that will likely last a lifetime if unlearned. Cosmetic companies who are marketing to young ladies say they can simply improve their looks to gain acceptance from their peers if they use the products they are selling. The makeup industry is a multi million enterprise that makes a profit from women’s insecurities and amplified pressures from society as a common tactic many cosmetic campaigns use is to push women to embrace the ‘natural look’ by providing products that will make it appear as if the individual is not even wearing makeup. Companies will spout out that with these products, the end result will be ‘you, but better.’ It is somewhat of an underlying and slightly manipulating slogan, as if to say how a woman appears could be improved because it is lacking in the moment. This distorts how we all believe how a woman is suppose to look.