- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I normally don’t “spam”, forward, or share stuff that might in any way be considered pesky or annoying but this is something important and personal to me, and it would only take a minute of your time, so please read!
My Fiance and I are both full time students at a community college, on a campus near the center of the city. The majority of students are receiving some sort of financial aid and many of the younger students there live on their own while not being considered independent for the purposes of receiving financial aid, yet get no help from their parents.
The Phi Theta Kappa honor society (of which I am NOT a member, yet, for lack of a few points on my GPA 😉 ) operates a food pantry just off the campus grounds to serve students and staff of the college. They have to pay rent and are 100% volunteer-run. In addition they must purchase food from the city Food Bank to distribute it.
I have had to visit there a couple times in my college career, and I know some students who would have gone hungry or had to drop out of school had it not been for the food provided by the food pantry.
Anyway, due to lack of funds the food bank is in danger of closing. They can’t make their rent in the space they are in and so they are competing in the Pepsi “Refresh Everything” grant competition to win $50,000.
They have to rank in the top 10 (based on votes) to win. They started at 80-something and now rank 38th but time is running out in the contest, and they’ve received an eviction notice!
So, I’m hoping you fellow Bees can take a minute to visit the site and vote. You can vote 3x each day, once through email, once through Facebook, and once through a text message. You can vote every day until the competition is over this month.
While you are there you can also vote for other causes, up to 10 total causes each day.
Here’s the link: http://www.refresheverything.com/phithetakappafoodpantry10
I think the email voting is requiring registration… but the facebook voting is easy, just allow the application, and the text voting is by texting the following: 104702 to the number 73774. (Put that 73774 in where you’d have a phone number).
THanks for reading all the way through and thanks for voting!!! And please pass the word around!