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May 19th – Charity & Volunteering for kids in DC

On May 19, 2012 our team “27″ (to celebrate Trisha’s birthday) including Trisha, Ive, and I were assigned to a DC elementary school for Hands on DC to help clean up the school and to support public schools in the DMV area. The Charity event was a huge success! We were able to raise $1,346 to contribute to restoring the DC public schools and ended up being the top ranked team for the event.

Special thanks to all of our contributors!

Alin Apostol
Allen Johnson of Creative Thought Media
Andrea Dixon of Glama Girl Cosmetics
Ben Sands
Cedric Hardy of Fuze Magazine
Chris Bucko
Christopher March
Collin O’Brien of Clockwise
Daniel Rechel of The Definition Of Nyce
David Brown
David Potter aka DCP Photographer
Dine Loshaj of Yorhealth
Dinechka Makeup
Elizabeth Hunt
Elliott O’Donovan of Elliott O’Donovan Photography
Farah Chami
Harshika Errangani
Jaime Aquino of 1st Impressions Studio
Jeet Bahra
Jennifer Phipps
Jhake Alejandro
Jittima Camara
Julian Skinner
Julio Vasquez of YORHealth
Karmin Kass
Kenneth Duncan
Khuong Phamdang
Kosta Raptis of Rapteez Clothing
Lana Rae
Ligia Lopez
Mary Richardson
Michael Kozarski
Nicholas Cambata of 8112 Studios
Nicole Savoy
Niloufar Hormozdi
Paris Hines
Richard Issa Bockari
Ryan Lai of Push to S.T.A.R.T.
Sandra Ayala
Scott Higham of Washington Post
Sharon Owens
Shennekia Grimshaw
Tony Collins
Trisha Valencia
Vannette Tolbert of Phoenix Foundation for Empowering Women
Weikerken Altema
Wendy Qiu
Will & Jeny Martinez
Zach Yamin
Zymer Loshaj

Here are some pictures from the event:

Original Post // FRIDAY • MAY 11, 2012:

Hey, everyone! Next weekend my girls Ive Nascimento, Trishaboo Valencia, and I are volunteering with ‘Hands on DC’ to help the kids in DC. We are also raising money to help with the restoration and encourage greater community involvement in the public schools. I’d appreciate any donations, big or small, our team would like to contribute as much as we can. All donations are tax deductible. Please visit: Thank you! ♥

Event Info:
Hands on DC’s biggest event is a one-day Work-a-thon held every spring. During the Work-a-thon, approximately 2,000 volunteers spend the day at one of about 30 DC public schools. Their work typically involves projects such as painting, cleaning, or landscaping. Other projects require greater skills and resources, such as repairing bathrooms, laying carpet, building tree boxes or wiring classrooms for Internet access.

Creating a better environment for learning is just one of the ways volunteers help local students. They also raise money to fund college scholarships administered by local tutoring and mentoring organizations, and they learn about the condition of and the people involved in the schools. That knowledge helps build support for public education.

Event Location:
Various Public Schools in the District of Columbia (To be assigned after donations are tallied)



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