Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Event Highlight: UNC at the Piedmont Wildlife Center

As the school year comes to a close, the WILL WORK FOR FOOD reps continue to organize outstanding work efforts on their campus. Last fall, the WWFF group at UNC-Chapel Hill volunteered at the Piedmont Wildlife Center, a local nature conservatory.

This past Saturday, the group took a break from studying for their finals and returned to the conservatory once again to help the organization kick off their largest event of the year. The WWFF group, although small, was enthusiastic as they helped the Piedmont Wildlife Center run their annual "Celebrate Wildlife" benefit, a popular event that includes live music, animals, food, activities, and educational presentations.

Volunteers worked together to set up the benefit, doing everything from building stages and exhibits, organizing the parking, and cleaning up the grounds. The group has raised $100 so far, but more donations continue to come in.

Thanks, UNC-Chapel Hill for yet another successful work effort!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

High Five From WILL WORK FOR FOOD: Jon Rubins

Every other week, our "High Five" features a member of our Headquarters Team and five of his or her favorite things. This installment is focused on Jon Rubins, WILL WORK FOR FOOD’s trusty Web Manager. Jon deals with the day-to-day changes on the website in addition to working with Google Analytics to find ways to improve the site. Jon is not your typical computer guy. Although he is double majoring in aerospace engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan he was a swimming standout in high school and is now a frat boy at U-M.

Jon also has exceptional taste in movies. As the summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, Jon recounts his top five favorite movies for us:

1) Shawshank Redemption – Because Morgan Freeman is the man.

2) Fight Club – Some pretty intense fight scenes.

3) Gladiator – Are you not entertained?

4) The Green Mile – Who doesn’t like Tom Hanks?

5) V for Vendetta – Natalie Portman. Enough said.

The best part about movies is there is always something for everyone, kind of like WILL WORK FOR FOOD. Whether you would like to volunteer in your community, donate to save malnourished kids or help bring WWFF to your school it is always easy to go out and get involved today!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rep of the Week: Andrew Hurwitz

Andrew Hurwitz, a junior at Beth Tfiloh High School in Baltimore, Maryland, has been an exemplary representative for WILL WORK FOR FOOD. He and the other Reps at Beth Tfiloh have already raised over $2,500, and they're not done yet. Despite the busy schedule that comes with a school year's end, the group found the time to organize a food drive which they anticipate to be a huge success. To thank Andrew for the great work he's done for WILL WORK FOR FOOD, we made him this week's Rep of the Week.

Q: Who is your role model?

A: My mom.

Q: If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

A: I would love to meet Martin Luther King, Jr. and really experience how incredible of a person he was.

Q: What are your future college plans and career aspirations?
A: Right now, I'm looking at either the University of Pennsylvania or Michigan. As for my career, I really want to go into business.

Q: What else are you involved in at your high school besides WILL WORK FOR FOOD?
A: I'm involved in the business, spirit, sports, and admissions committees at school. I'm on the varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams, too.

Q: How did you hear about WILL WORK FOR FOOD?
A: I heard about WWFF when I visited the University of Michigan. My friend told me about the organization and I was interested from the start.

Q: Why did you decide to become Rep for WILL WORK FOR FOOD?
A: When I heard about WWFF, I was really impressed with the way WWFF connects local community services with a global effort to fight child malnutrition. I was already involved in many community service programs in my hometown of Baltimore, and I was interested in WWFF's ability to connect my neighborhood projects with global ones.

Q: What kind of work efforts have you organized at your high school?
A: So far we've taught basketball to an inner-city grade school. In the future, we plan on having a canned food drive.

Q: If you could describe WILL WORK FOR FOOD in one word, what would it be?
A: Community. I really love the way WWFF make the entire world one big community.

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