Nina Varganov

If you were given $1,000 to lead a community service project, what would it be? Inspired by an IMSA application essay prompt


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Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

Healthy Breakfast program for kids in schools.... Way to many kids walk into school  hungry and it is proven that it affects ( effects ? I get those two  words mixed up :/)  their ability to learn and cope with the day.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Nina this again is super-easy...

The women coming out of prison after drug charges, and who got into drugs because they are trying to self-medicate for childhood trauma... physical and sexual abuse.

Which, at least in Iowa women's prison, is almost all of them.

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
It is very difficult just trying to begin again for people and if they didn't seek council or help inside for their deep wounds chances are they will fall right back into the comfort of the familiarity of what brought them in in the first place. 🙁
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Oh...Y&Y...yes, so true...
Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I'd use it in the spring for a community vegetable garden. Something to get the kids involved in.

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
Hippy, it is such an honor to be able to get to know you. You have so many stories of kindness towards children. I just told my mom the other day of your story of your "adopted" neighbor daughter whom you just saw off to college. ☺
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
Thanks Yin. She's coming home for Thanksgiving break on Tuesday and her parents are going crazy with anticipation. It'll be nice to see her.
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PJ Stein answered

Near where ii live is a city park. They have a large field in the back for RC planes. I have never seen anyone ever do that. I have seen people running their dogs there though. I would fence it off and make it a dog park.

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Didge Doo answered

There was a time when $1,000 was a lot of money. Not any more. Hippy's and Gator's suggestions would be something that could be done with so little. I'd opt for feeding homeless people but unless they were few few, or very light eaters, it wouldn't last long.

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