charity & service


April 24, 2014

Love in the hands of a Child

I believe that everyone needs that person to fall back on. Now I am not talking about in any love relationship sense. I am talking about in a life sense. The beginning of my sophomore year I was trying to...
March 24, 2014

Helping Others Can Change the World

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." Everett Edward Hale Hale's quote has always resonated...
February 28, 2014

Turning Point

Working to help better people has made me realize that you must “pay if forward”. This I believe is what made me change from just working to earn a check to working to help others better themselves. This concept was...
February 27, 2014


It was a Saturday morning in New York City and my family and I were having our freshly made breakfast in Starbucks just a block from our hotel. We sat on the stools overlooking the outside world. I gazed through...
February 24, 2014

Definition of Immortality

I believe in the immortality of good work which benefits others can live forever. Good work is immortality presented as action, invention, or decision of people who have changed the direction of human history in certain way. Human beings have...
January 6, 2014

The Donut Diaries: A Lesson on Listening

She was short; I was tall. She was pretty; I am definitely not. She was a junior; I was a senior. She had a green dress; I had a black suit. Her name was Chayse; mine was Brendan. It was...
December 7, 2013


I believe in keeping things in perspective. During the summer going into my senior year in high school I decided that I wanted to join my schools missionary trip to Nicaragua. After weeks of meetings and preparation we were only...
November 29, 2013

The Importance of Public Service

As a public servant, Rob Wonderling believes that one individual, regardless of how much power or prestige they have, can make all the difference in the world.
November 26, 2013

Becoming a River, Not a Reservoir

I believe that the pursuit of happiness comes from giving. Growing up in one of the poorest nations in the world, Ethiopia, I was always challenged to make decisions whether or not to give away the last change in my...