AIDs Awareness Month

744px-red_ribbon-svgAIDs is one of the scariest words in the dictionary, but as scary as the word may seem to us, for some it is a lifelong reality. Over one million Americans are living with HIV/AIDs.

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2009 Mini Cooper S for the American Cancer Society.

In November 2016 we had a car donation to the American Cancer Society from a generous donor from Oklahoma. They had donated their 2009 Mini Cooper S 2 door to help support their favorite charity.

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Holocaust Stamp Project: Foxborough RCS & CDW

We were lucky enough to have been able to go to the Foxborough Regional Charter School to see the Holocaust Stamp Project Event.

They had a guest speaker Michael Joukowsky. Michael Joukowsky is the President of Crawford High Performance Composites Ltd., specializing in composite technology and design. He is also the co-founder and manager of Resolute Racing Shells, Ltd. in Bristol Rhode Island.  He manages several private investment companies involved in acquisitions and mergers, real estate and mortgage acquisition, as well as a private family investment and advisory firm. From 1987 to 2015 Michael has been a member of the Brown University Adjunct Faculty, Engineering Department. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history and African-American studies from Brown University and a MBA from Babson College. He discussed his families’ life and had talked about the struggles they went threw. He also spoke about the movie Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (which is narrated by Tom Hanks) to read more about the movie click here: http://www.uusc.org/updates/this-fall-pbs-documentary-about-uuscs-founders

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After Michael Joukowsky had finished his speech, we were able to create a little tiny stamp person that will be used on the “I Am the Last Witness” collage. It was amazing to be able to be a part of something so moving. Our company contributes many stamps to them, we don’t have an exact count sadly, but we can say it is at least a few boxes full. Their goal is to collect 11,000,000 stamps. Their reason for such a high number is to honor the six million Jews and Five million other victims who perished during the Holocaust. The school uses these stamps to help teach children as well, so they serve a multipurpose. They also explain to the children that every stamp they touch represents a person’s life. That alone makes you realize how many people perished during the holocaust.

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Now for the collages…

Each collage has a story behind it. They are all equally moving and they all have meaning. Some of these are still ideas and have not been created yet, but they are all done by students of all ages. You can either browse our photos here or take a peak at theirs by clicking here.

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As of April 7, 2016, they have collected 7,102,027 stamps. These stamps will be a part of 18 collages. They have received stamps from all over the world, including: USA, Canada, Israel, England, and Australia. ~http://www.foxboroughrcs.org

Here is what just under 7,102,027 stamps looks like.

 

Holocaust Stamp Project Stamps

“Our goal is not only to honor the memories the 11 million Holocaust victims, but also to celebrate the lives of those who still survive today and bravely share their powerful personal memories and stories. PLEASE KEEP SAVING STAMPS! If possible, TRIM to just outside the perforation and/or include a COUNT of how many stamps you are donating.  We welcome donations of used, damaged, or new stamps and unwanted stamp collections from individuals as well as clubs, businesses, churches and synagogues, and philatelists.”  http://www.foxboroughrcs.org

If you would like to send stamps to help them reach their goal of 11 million, you can send them to:

Holocaust Stamp Project
Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
jdroste@foxboroughrcs.org

 

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“Straight Outta Manchester”

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Our featured Car Talk car of the month is a 1964 Chevy Impala. For Fans of NWA or the movie “Straight Outta Compton”, this vehicle might call to mind several different rap beats and lyrics. The 64 Impala is immortalized in song by early ‘90S rappers such as Easy E, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre of NWA as well as Skee-lo and Snoop Dogg. (http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/06/chevrolet-impalas-in-rap-videos)
The ‘Six-Fo’ featured a new body style that suggested a smoother look. A popular cruiser, this vehicle became a collector’s edition due to its high popularity. More than 50 years old, this vehicle is in great shape was donated to benefit Car Talk’s Vehicle Donation Program. The donor of this iconic vehicle truly helped a local station through an easy process!#musclecarmonday #sixfo #straightouttacompton #donateacar #cartalk #cartalkvehicledonations #cardonationwizard #iconicdonations #awesomedonors

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1982 Datsun 280 ZX donated to Hospice of the Foothills

DZThis donated classic two door roadster, known to collectors as the ‘Z’ is a Datsun 280ZX. The 280 was sold from 1978-1983. This sport coupe was sold under many different names depending on the market. This is the first Datsun vehicle made by Nissan that incorporated a logo. The Datsun was offered in America with many different luxury packages making it an ultimate sports car of the ‘80s. The donor of this vehicle kept it in great shape and its proceeds went to Hospice of the Foothills to assist the organization in promoting exceptional, professional, and compassionate care to its patients.

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