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WIN two 5th ROW Knicks vs. Heat seats for only $5!

Only from Nov 14th to Nov 18th, 2012, 3pm EST, all donations will be deemed as raffle purchases and will automatically enter the donor/raffle buyer into the raffle to win two 5th ROW seats at the NY Knicks vs. Miami Heat game on March 3rd, 2013 at Madison Square Garden.  

Raffle economics: $5 = 5 raffle tickets. $10 = 15 raffle tickets.  Eg. $15 donation will represent 20 raffle tickets. 

Loralyn blogs: ARK + TCNJ + FIND collabs, feeds 68 kids

            My relationship with Advancement for Rural Kids began in October 2011. As a senior and the president of TCNJ Barkada, the Filipino-American organization at The College of New Jersey, it was my mission to elevate the club to new heights and make this its strongest year yet. In honor of October’s Filipino-American Heritage Month, we decided to invite UniPro to a general body meeting to facilitate an Usapan Discussion about Filipino-American identity. As UniPro’s mission is to create a network amongst Filipino-American organizations, they introduced us to the work of ARK and suggested we partner up with the non-profit because they recognized that our pro-active energy would be a good fit with the spirit of ARK and its members. In the past, Barkada had not dedicated itself to one specific cause or philanthropic organization. However, we felt that the prospect of devoting our time and energy into an organization like ARK would bring focus to our group and provide the opportunity to shed light on a worthy cause. As a club, our mission is to raise awareness about Filipino and Filipino-American culture amongst our members and the rest of the student body. In that same spirit, our philanthropic initiative this year and every year is to raise awareness about situations in the Filipino and Filipino-American communities that need our help. Thus, the collaboration between TCNJ Barkada and ARK began.

Johnny Air and St. Brigid making connections and doubling collections from the LES!

ARK thanks and commends the 5th and 6th graders at St. Brigid School for their outstanding work collecting books for their penpals and the students of Bungsuan Elementary School in December 2011. Their efforts will double the number of books in rotation at Bungsuan. Now every student will be ensured to have at least one book to read during lunch, reading periods, and after school.

Day’s Inn… Lacey Rd… Hustling… ARK…

Ayesha: How do you feel about residing at Day’s Inn for the night in Ithaca?!?
Lily: WHAT?!?  !@#$%^&...
Ayesha: Ok, I got the answer.

My childhood friend, Ayesha, asked if I would like to help fundraise and spread the good word about ARK, at a conference held at Cornell University by the Cornell Filipino Association (CFA) and the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) on Nov 4th and 5th. I jumped in head first, for a great cause.  How hard could it be?