Sorry I have not updated for two weeks, but Grad school is notorious for keeping students busy!! I hope to describe my HIST 671 class in a post this weekend, but I do have something I would like to share.
There is a not-for-profit organization in Joplin that is strongly supported by a group of students, one of which I have known since elementary school. The group, Art Feeds, supports children’s creativity by encouraging the to paint, draw, take pictures, sing and anything else they choose. The people involved are working on their own time and helping as many children as they can. They have incredible goals and I want to support them in anyway I can. I encourage everyone to friend them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, but the most important thing you can do to help is vote for them in the Pepsi Refresh Project competition (the banner at the top of my site will take you directly to the voting page for Art Feeds). You can also vote by texting 101784 to the number: 73774. You can vote daily and if Art Feeds is one of the top two vote receivers, they receive $250,000, which they will use to rent a permanent building, purchase much needed supplies, and purchase a transport vehicle. In addition to voting, you support them by donating supplies, volunteering your time, sending a contribution. Visit their website to learn more.
Art Feeds is a great local group that has tremendous potential and I encourage everyone to help however you can.