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5 01, 2017

Picking Up Trash

My name is Audrey and I am on the U-11 orange team. I decided to help pick up trash in local parks. I walked around in the parks looking for recycling cans and bottles and trash. After I picked up the trash I went to trade the recycled items for money in the Pleasanton recycling center. After I got the money I gave them to one of my teachers. Every year he makes these ornaments for the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He buys the material and we help him make it. I gave him the money to be able to use it to buy more material to make the ornaments. I feel good about what I did though. Keeping the parks clean and helping other kids who are in the hospital beds instead of home. Overall, it was a fun and smelly experience.

5 01, 2017

Cleats For Kids

cleatsMy name is Julia Lindstrom. For my leadership project I wanted to do something soccer related, so I asked people to donate used soccer gear to help the Sayulita Fúútbol bol Club. On my family’s last trip to Sayulita we donated soccer balls to the club. At that point the club was just starting, but with this donation hopefully will allow more and more girls to learn of the opportunities presented to them by this club and they will get the amazing experience of playing for a soccer club on a team. I asked players from RAGE and BUSC to donate their used soccer gear to help give less-fortunate kids more opportunities. I was fortunate enough to receive many donations. Some of the ways that we gathered the donations was by waiting with a bin after soccer practices, having a bin outside of our house, and we sometimes went to people’s houses to pick up soccer donations. During my inventory, I counted 104 donations in total.s, including soccer cleats, jerseys, practice shirts, various sized soccer balls, goalie gear, and lots of socks!
Thank you for taking the time and effort to give these donations to the girls of Sayulita because it will really have an impact on this quaint town. Thanks for your support RAGE and BUSC!

5 01, 2017

RAGE 04 Premier – East Bay SPCA

 

RAGE LEADERSHIP PROJECT

By: Ashley Heck, Erica Haley, Kaitlyn Lemus, and Kayla Robertson

Our names are Ashley, Erica, Kaitlyn, and Kayla.  We are from the RAGE 2004 Premier team. For our leadership project we agreed to raise money for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“SPCA”), specifically the East Bay SPCA.

The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs helping those that are injured, lost, or abandoned. Their focus is to raise awareness of animal cruelty and provide adoptions for cats and dogs. They are the East Bay’s oldest animal welfare organization helping animals since 1874.

Our goal was to raise $250 for donation to the East Bay SPCA.  We put our brains together and decided to make homemade dog treats.  One afternoon, we got together and baked lots of dog treats and placed them in nicely decorated bags which we sold for $5.00 each.  We sold our homemade dog treats at the Pleasanton Cubby’s Dog Park, around neighborhoods, and at RAGE soccer games.

We are excited to report we raised a total of $265 exceeding our goal. We delivered our donation to the East Bay SPCA and they were very appreciative.

5 01, 2017

Open Heart Kitchen Donation

Hi, we are Zoe Triantos and Emma Vollgraf  from RAGE 06 Grey team and we participated in the RAGE Leadership program this year.  For our service project we decided to help those who starve every day. We completed this project by hosting a bake sale in front of our school (Walnut Grove Elementary), and helped raise money and awareness.  We donated all of the money that we made to the Open Heart Kitchen Foundation in Livermore, CA.  We made over $18o from selling baked goods for $1.00, and other family and friends also decided to donate money so in total we collected $250.00.  This money will help the Open Heart Kitchen to feed five families.

Even though you may not notice it at the time but you are really helping someone in need!!  Every single cent of every single dollar could save someones life! I hope you consider donating to the Open Heart Kitchen Foundation, or any other place that helps those in need!

Open Heart Kitchen Information:

Location: 1141 Catalina Drive, Livermore, CA. They move around the bay area weekly ( San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore)

The Open Heart Kitchen Foundation helps raise food, money, and awareness for those who are in need of food and shelter.

For further information please visit: openheartkitchen.org

Sincerely,

Zoe Triantos & Emma Vollgraf

RAGE 06 Grey Team

2 01, 2017

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

Our service project was working with the Pleasanton Police Department to deliver Holiday Gifts to kids and families around Pleasanton who don’t have a lot of money to buy gifts. The P.P.D (Pleasanton Police Department) gave us a list of kids by age and gender that were in need of gifts. We shared that list with our soccer team and asked them to donate gifts for our project. Some people donated money for us to pick out the gifts instead. We also asked for donations from our friends and family as well. We then took the money that was donated and went shopping for the kids on the list we still needed gifts for which was fun! We ended up having a gift for all of the kids on the list! When we donated all the gifts to the P.P.D they told us we could go out with them to deliver them! We met the officer at the police station on Dec. 20th, 2016. They told us which items we would be delivering, and introduced us to the officer that would be helping us. He let us load up a wagon and wheel them to the car and load them in. We got to ride in the police car, even though there wasn’t any lights it was pretty cool. We made lots of stops and everyone was very thankful. We felt very happy we were able to give to kids who might not have gotten a present during the holidays! It reminded us to be thankful for what we have and to always give more than we receive. It definitely made us feel happy that day to make others smile.

-Camryn Hobizal and Daniela Robinson, 05 Grey RAGE

29 12, 2016

BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS

books-for-barriosHi, our names are Kalena Johnson and Lulanie-Jolie Chauchie-Chop and we play on the RAGE U-14 ECNL team. We choose to work with BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS. BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS is a hands-on non-profit organization dedicated to donating books to kids in need in the Philippines. They give books to the schools to help with language immersion and ‌ education.

We were committed and passionate about earning money and collecting preschool-third grade colored picture books. We both like to read and get involved, and believe that reading is a crucial step in a young child’s education. We live in different areas which made collecting books twice as fast. We enjoyed making posters and engaging with other families so as to serve a better cause. We would go door to door and emailing, kindly asking for a donation. We sent out and printed information letters to our friends, family, and anyone else willing to help, explaining all the info about our project. After this, our parents drove the books to BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS headquarters‌ in Walnut Creek.  We collected a staggering 296 books.

BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS is ‌ very rewarding to know that you are helping children in the Philippines, and contributing to their educational futures. We would ‌ recommend donating to BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS and we can’t wait to help more.

28 12, 2016

06 Elite – Open Heart Kitchen

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Open Heart Kitchen

By: Olivia, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Paige

Hi, this is Olivia, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Paige. We are Rage 06 Elite. For our project, we went to Open Heart Kitchen. Open Heart Kitchen is an organization that distributes free lunches to kids in need. They receive free snacks over the weekend from their school every Friday. It was a really fun project!

We made little quotes to make things different, and more special. Some of the quotes said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” “Never stop learning,”“You are loved,” “Enjoy the little things,” and “ You are made to be awesome.” We hope the kids will love the messages.

ohk1We went to Livermore on Wednesday, December 21 after school. What we did was all four of us stood on one side of a table. There was food on the table. It worked like an assembly line. So first Brooklyn opened a paper bag. Then, she put one of the quotes that we designed, in the bag. After that, she put juice and a milk carton in there. When she was done she passed it down to Olivia. Olivia then put an apple and an orange in the bag and passed it to Paige. Paige then put in carrots and a little bag of goldfish. After Paige put the food in, she passed the paper bag to Sydney. When Sydney received it she put a granola bar and a muffin in the bag. Then, after Sydney got the bag she passed it to Paige’s mom Melissa and then she rolled the bag up and put into a crate. We repeated that process until we had 550 bags packed.
After we were done packing lunches, we felt more appreciative of what we have to eat. We realized how lucky we are to have access to food whenever we want too. Leadership was a very good experience for us!

28 12, 2016

U11 Orange – Picking Up Trash

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My name is Audrey and I am on the U-11 orange team. I decided to help pick up trash in local parks. I walked around in the parks looking for recycling cans and bottles and trash. After I picked up the trash I went to trade the recycled items for money in the Pleasanton recycling center. After I got the money I gave them to one of my teachers. Every year he makes these ornaments for the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He buys the material and we help him make it. I gave him the money to be able to use it to buy more material to make the ornaments. I feel good about what I did though. Keeping the parks clean and helping other kids who are in the hospital beds instead of home. Overall, it was a fun and smelly experience.

28 12, 2016

2006 (U11) Premier – Bringing Joy To Soldiers During the Holidays

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In the 2016 Leadership class, the Rage 2006 U11 Premier team (Sydney Head, Gianna Masinter, Savannah Battaion, Reese Gotchall, and Siena Hunter) did our community project for the actively deployed soldiers. We believe it is a great sacrifice to serve your country!  Not only are you risking your life, but you don’t get to spend time with your families for the holidays.  We wanted to give them some JOY for the holidays. Each one of us got our classrooms, families and friends to write thank you letters to those who have served our country.  Then we u11premier2went out and we purchased different types of things identified as needed by the soldiers.  We also asked and received a donation of toothpaste and toothbrushes from Colgate for the troops and their families.  We wanted it send it to them for the holidays.  We purchased toiletries, a variety of nonperishable food, mini games, and some note cards so they could write to their families for the holidays. Then we all gathered at one location and put everything on a table so we could sort things that matched. Then we counted and documented how many of each item we had in each box to ship.  We stuffed the boxes so all the items would fit.  After the boxes were sealed for shipping, each one of us wrote one word to describe what we thought of the soldiers on a piece of paper. Then we went around the room and shared them.  There were words like Bravery, Loyalty, and Service.  These are words that describe leaders.  Our soldiers are examples of leaders.  We all felt like we did something worthy and will look back on this leadership community project with pride.

28 12, 2016

05 Elite I – Senior Center Lights Tour

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Our names are Lauren Kenny, Katie O’Sullivan, and Macy Lehrer, (left to right), and our project was giving the Senior at our local Senior Center cookies and hot cocoa before they went on a trip to look at some of the best lights around town.  Because the buses were completely packed, there was no space on the buses for us.  Our project required us to be all matching, so every person made a part of their costumes and we all loved the final project. All in all, we had served lots of cookies, drank lots of cocoa, and had a lot of fun.