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Er, so, that's it for announcements. I guess I'll be the first post...example o_o

My Opinions
So, I don't necessarily think that EVERYONE *has* to do something, because that's way too unrealistic.
However, I do think that we should all care enough to support causes with donations (however small), and votes.
Even caring, just caring, is enough for me at this point. Small steps first, right?

So, I live in what I call "The Suburbia of All Suburbias", and am a senior in high school. Although I'm generally very pessimistic about things and people, I know that there are people out there who feel that there's more to life than ugg boots and mini skirts. It's the people that know nothing more that worry me.

What am I doing?
I'm the president of Uganda Club, two years running now (*Insert club-geek grin*). It's a club that raises money for the Kathleen Education Project, an organization that is currently building a school for orphans in Uganda. The organization also supports some orphans by paying for their education, and even training for their job and college if they want it.
I joined the club my Sophmore year, and am completely dedicated to it.
With a generous match of 3,200 dollars, last year we raised in total 6,400 dollars.
This is compared to the 1,000 that had been raised in previous years...
The organization is somewhat small, and was created after it's founder (Of whom is getting old, but still going around visiting and traveling to Uganda) retired.

What I plan to do

I desperately want to go to Uganda and visit the actual school and kids that I helped support, however, my parent's won't let me because of the troubles in northern Uganda.
So, I guess that trip will be saved for some time during college, when I can legally go...
I'm also interested in joining the Peace Corps, or some type of organization that takes you abroad to do volunteer work.
Also, I think it'd be awesome to make a soup kitchen for the homeless someday. I'm awfully cheesy like that.

Also: In case you haven't seen it, I highly suggest buying the Invisible Children DVD. Maybe it's because I'm pathetic, but I nearly cried...o_o; Right.

Anyways. That's about it. I'll post updates on my club, or whatever I think of later on.

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