Our Time at The Honda Fest 2016 Car Show.

Honda Fest was on June 12th, 2016 and I was lucky enough to be able to go with Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. This is a family friendly event (this includes dogs). While there, I was able to hang out with some really cool people and dogs too, including: Honda Laura, Honda Pro Jason, and we can’t forget Honda The Frenchie.

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Honda Laura is known for her vehicle reviews and comparison videos on YouTube.

Honda Pro Jason is known for his car reviews and car education videos on YouTube.

HondaTheFrenchie is known for being really cute on Instagram, I mean, who could resist that face? (see above)

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There were so many amazing cars at this event. There was racing, food, cars, family/friends, and music. Is there really any better way to spend a beautiful Sunday?! There were older cars, newer cars and everything in between. Two of the older cars that really stood out to me were the Honda Acty truck and the older Honda Civic. There were also some cars that were completely stock and then some that were far from it. I highly suggest going to a Honda Fest at least once, even if you aren’t a huge Honda fan, you will still enjoy the whole scene. The people are all so friendly.

Have you ever gone to a car show? What is your favorite one?

Also, I just want to mention that we wanted to share this fun post with you all because we like to switch it up on occassion. Is this something that you enjoy seeing? Should we do more of these in the future? We typically write about Car Donations or Vehicle donations, so I figured it would be nice to change up our usual posts.

If you are interested in donating a vehicle, see our website at http://www.cardonationwizard.com

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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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Cut clutter for spring

By: ALEX KLINE

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Now that winter is coming to a close, what better way to welcome spring than to get rid of the old drab and bring in the new fab!

The March issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, suggests getting rid of everything that is weighing down your life and bringing in fresh exciting things to replace them.

Here are a few items worth donating, recycling, or selling:

– Used clothing – Instead of taking these items to the usual drop-offs – Salvation Army, thrift store, etc. – try somewhere less well known like the Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org). This organization will resell your clothing to fund veteran programs and even pick up your donation (three cheers for saving gas!).

– Stuffed animals – Flopsy, your favorite childhood bunny, will be in loving hands when you donate it and other stuffed animals to SAFE (stuffedanimalsforemergenciesonly.org), which will then give them to children in hospitals, homeless shelters, and emergency aid workers for children riding in ambulances.

– Toiletries – You know all those complimentary hotel shampoos and soaps that are just sitting in a basket unused? How about donating them to an organization called Clean the World (www.cleantheworld.org), which will take them to areas with overwhelming infectious diseases, which can often be put under control through good sanitation.

– Shoes – For those shoes that are no longer your style, try donating them to Soles4Souls (www.soles4souls.org), which gives away millions of shoes to those who need them. Just go to one of their many boxes nationwide and drop them off.

– Cell phones – Clean out that drawer full of everyone’s old cell phones and get some green from Flipswap (flipswap.com), which will resell or recycle your old phone. For every phone recycled they plant a tree!

– Cars – If you’re looking to say good-bye to the old family car, think about donating it to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program (www.habitat.org/carsforhomes/), which will tow away your donation and give you a receipt so you can deduct it from your taxes. Your old car is then resold to help build affordable housing in your area.

– Everything else – Whatever you need to get rid of, Freecycle (www.freecycle.org) will take it off your hands and donate it to people who want or need it.

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