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February Staff Spotlight: Jim Barco

Where are you originally from?

Miami, Florida.

How long have you been living in Gainesville?

I’ve lived here for about 15 years. I had previously lived further north and realized that it was just too cold! 305 more words

Saved 3 lives today.

I don’t want to toot my own horn but… TOOT TOOT! Last week there was a sign up sheet to donate blood at work. This is the second time they have done it but this was my first time actually signing up and donating. 260 more words

The Power of a Simple Gesture

I spent the day wandering through the city of Geneva.  Nestled in the south of Switzerland around an expansive and majestic lake, it is a city where people, language and culture meet.  304 more words

# 18 Donate Blood

January 28, 2015: A  Day To Save Lives

It has been said that, 1 blood donation can save up to 3 lives, but it takes one qualified donor to make it happen.And so, the day has come when finally, I was able to donate my own blood. 83 more words

Bucket List

Donating blood for the first time ever today. An important moment for me that I could possibly save some lives. I don’t know if everyone knows but Tommy is in remission from Leukemia, but he still has a long road ahead of him. 13 more words

First Aid Course

On Monday the 26th of January, Shane Devlin from First Aid Plus ,came into the school to do an intensive one day first aid course with our class. 132 more words


this pressed: The Wall Street Takeover of Charity - ProPublica

The Wall Street Takeover of Charity

by Jesse Eisinger

ProPublica, Dec. 10, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Donor-advised funds run by huge money management firms are exploding. 8 more words