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Writing about you—Volunteer: Drafts to Consider NUMBER ONE It makes sense. Some look around and find piles and piles of trash stacked into hills and formed into small enclaves that serve as homes. Others find their children having to risk their lives as they run amongst rushing cars to sell pieces of gum. A few find themselves feasting around a trash can. So it makes sense that they become discouraged and hopeless. And it’s unfortunate that these people living in poverty start to believe that things are just the way they’re supposed to be. During 2010 winter, I went on a volunteer trip to the Philippines, staying at a volunteer facility located in the village of Antipolo. It was nothing like running a food distribution warehouse or brainstorming ideas for a charity fundraiser. Other volunteers and I prepared over 600 meals and distributed them to the needy throughout the city. We built Christmas toys for the village children. I held English, Korean, computer, and music classes for the children living out in the streets. I organized a talent show for the street children and visited families living in the village dumpster. And from this direct interaction, I became more immersed in the problem than I was before. Through this involvement, I learned more about the problem of poverty. Disappointingly, I found most of those living in poverty to have a tendency to accept the status quo. They didn’t
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