Final Blog Post

I have always admired philanthropy, but before this project, I did not know much about it. After doing this project I better understand all of the hard work that people put in every day as philanthropists and members of non profit organizations to make a change in the world. One important thing that I learned on the field trip is that hunger is a huge problem in New Jersey, which is important because in a country where so many people have excess food that their disposal, many more do not; this is an imbalance that needs to change. I also learned after working at the food bank that doing monotonous and simple work like sorting food can make a big difference in people’s lives. I have learned that fundraising is a process that takes a lot of planning and communication, and often requires compromise. I feel that bagging at ShopRite was an effective way to raise money for my fundraiser. If I were working on a fundraiser in the future, I would make sure there was a better communication between me and whatever team I would be working with. I would like to become involved in philanthropical efforts in the future because helping others would be a much more valuable way to spend my time on earth instead of always focusing on myself.

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