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February 2014: Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition

One of my sisters volunteered at the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition organization during the month of February. I thought it was very interesting people were being abducted and sold into human slavery so close to where I was attending college. The crazy thing was that not many people knew about it. I wanted…

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January 2014: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

Why is it so easy for someone to tell others “I have a cold” or “I broke my foot.” These statements about not being “well” are thrown around with no care in the world. Yet, when someone needs help with addiction or depression, it is not looked at as a sickness. There are more people…

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December 2013: Toys-For-Tots

As a child, my grandmother took my cousins, sisters, and me down to the city of Chicago to donate gifts to children who were less fortunate than others. These kids were extremely grateful for the single toy they received each year as they greeted us with joy. We had a man dress up as Santa…

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November 2013: Movember

A donation to Movember “will support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.” In October, we did it…

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October 2013: Keep-A-Breast

The Keep-A-Breast foundation’s mission is to “eradicate breast cancer for future generations. We provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate people about prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment.” This cause was important not only because October it is breast cancer awareness month but also because it is…