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24 plus 1

This new 2014 Central Florida 24 Plus 1 Project sensation has been making an impact in the local community, anywhere from just giving flowers to strangers and making them smile, to capturing art in Orlando Florida to spreading awareness about Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking.

The 24 Plus 1 projects creator is an amazing colombian young lady Lorena Tovar, who I have known for years through our involvement in the Seminole State Volunteers Leardership Team Program at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. Her ideas are inspired by her travels, heritage, passion, the community that surrounds her and plenty of research conducted. These have taken place at Lake Eola Park in Down Town Orlando, as well as at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte Springs and at the University of Central Florida.

This community service and awareness initiative has been reaching out and involving the Central Florida community, and thanks to the means of technology is inspiring communities around the world.

Valentine's Day Domestic Violence Awareness Project <3

Valentine’s Day Domestic Violence Awareness Project ❤

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International Day of Happiness Project <3

International Day of Happiness Project ❤

Making a difference in this world one step at a time ❤

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Here’s a list of my college involvement which has given me plenty of opportunities & helped me develop myself to the scholar I am Today ❤

Sigma Phi Gamma, Seminole State College of Florida (SSC)
Seminole State Volunteers Leadership Team, SSC
Leadership Challenge Team, SSC
Hispanic Student Association, SSC
Phi Theta Kappa, SSC
Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors, SSC
Student Government Association, SSC
Transfer & Transition Services, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Transfer knights, UCF
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, UCF
Latino Fellowship, UCF
I Am Second, UCF
Wide Open Church EPIC College Group, Sanford FL
Burnett Honors College, UCF
Honors Congress, UCF

McNair Scholar                                                                                                                                                                                           

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, UCF

Organizations I’ve supported/worked/volunteered with:
Ronald McDonald House of Charities
Harvest Times International Inc.
UNICEF
24 Plus 1
From Outside In
Junior Achievement
I Am Second Movement
Flor Foundation
Give Kids The World
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
WAVE Foundation
Toys for Tots
Costa Rica Orphanages Clothing & Shoe Drive

Travel Destinations:
From San Germán, Puerto Rico
Orlando, Florida
San Agustin, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Stone Cove Mountain, Georgia
Dallas, Texas
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tarija, Bolivia
Nassau, Bahamas
Cozumel, Mexico
Costa Maya, Mexico
Grand Cayman Islands
Roatan, Honduras
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chicago, Illinois
Varaždin, Croatia
Split, Croatia
Debrovsnik, Croatia
Zadar, Croatia
Trogir, Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia
Berkeley, California
Palo Alto, California
San Francisco, California
Dallas, Texas
Denton, Texas
Miami, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
….to be Continued 🙂

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Bottle caps are not recyclable. When littered, they take long journeys to end up in wildlife stomachs, thus killing them.

Terra Cycle is green company that makes products out of non-biodegradable products such as: Capri sun pouches, bottle caps, m&m bags, etc. They often pay for the bulk collection of these and or donate to charity, through a point earning system.

This could be a great way to prevent all these bottle caps from ending in the ocean and diminishing the amount of trash.

I love turtles, sea turtles are my favorite! Every time I have an opportunity to help them, you will continue to see posts from me. If you have any suggestions of what else can be done with these bottle caps, please share away! I am really into recyclable art also!

Please don’t litter ❤


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Sometimes all we need to do is to stop and in slow motion feel, hear, touch, smell & see how beautiful life is. Appreciate every little moment & cherish the wonderful memories of small things such as a mini flower bouquet from a caring friend, while strolling the streets of Berkeley, CA <3.

Photo taken by Natymarie August 2012 ❤


Wilmaida Ortiz-Avilez Photography

Hello I am Natymarie

“I am a scholar on a journey full of adventures. I enjoy sharing meaningful resources, things, places, thoughts that make a difference in this world”

 

❤ San Francisco Street Art Background: Artist Unknown ❤


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“For Peace Alone Do I Ring”-Inscribed in the Hoover Tower’s largest bell.

A beautiful glance from Stanford’s historic Hoover Tower. This its a very inexpensive and or free tour, where you can learn a lot about the history of war, revolution and peace of America. It holds 48 bells, a gift from the Belgium-American Foundation. Provides a great view of the serene campus.

Photo taken in Palo Alto, CA. August 2012.


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Murals are one of my favorite types of creative expression! In this case this one spoke to me & I found it powerful. It is made in honor of all the indigenous people who have been made prisoners of their own land. Mural Project 98′,located in San Francisco,CA. Photo taken August 2012.



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