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Orange High School

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21 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
53 578
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When I was really sick and had to call off of work, I called the friend to go into work and cover my shift. He had to cancel his plans in order to do so, but he know he was helping me out, so he did it. I'm so thankful for his friendship and his willingness to help.

Holiday Season

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120 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 845
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My puppy shredded my roommate’s couch cushion about two weeks ago, but I just now was able to get around to buying the materials to replace it. I am a person of my word, so I promised my roommates that I would replace anything my girl destroys. I was working longer hours to try to save up money to buy it on top of going to school and paying my regular bills. When I drove up to Ikea, I found out they do not sell individual couch cushion inserts nor individual couch cushion covers, and money was already tight due to Thanksgiving and Christmas season coming up as well as my girl’s spay/dewclaw removal appointment. So I had to buy covers for the entire couch and then drove to JOANN Fabrics. I was looking for a couch cushion insert, or at least something similar to it. The material I had to buy was extremely expensive (for a college student), and it was not on sale. I was in line and an older lady looked at me who probably knew I was struggling due to my wicked eye bags and long face. She looked down at her own things and back at mine then asked if I had coupons. I replied, “I’m sorry but I do not,”. She smiled a genuine smile and handed me her 50% off coupon then said, “I remember what it was like at your age and how hard it can be at times. Happy holidays”. I was so dumbfounded that she gave me her own coupon instead of using it for herself that I teared up. Something as little as that can make someone’s life a bit easier without even knowing the background story.

Connor and Reel Big Fish

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1325 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 656
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While I was at work, Connor was trying to make a reservation with one of my staff members. After giving Connor a very friendly greeting and telling him about my personal goal meeting one new person everyday, he asked me if I was going to a concert event on campus later that night. I said that I was interested, since I had already heard about the event, and Connor gifted me with a free ticket to the concert. I gave Connorwristband number 75656 for Actively Caring and giving me the opportunity to attend the concert!
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Johan from UVA goes above and beyond

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1523 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 594
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Even though he is a wa-hoo, I gifted Johan an Actively Caring wristband for the following action: As my friend Yen and I were trying to get inside Boqueria for lunch during the work-day we were hard pressed to locate an accessible entrance that would allow access to her, myself, and my wheelchair. Once we found the elevator, we discovered that you needed a swipe card to access the exit of the elevator that we needed to get into the restaurant. We ended up on the top floor where Johan was working and once we got there, we explained our situation to him, he was a stranger at the time. Once he realized our issue, he got up from his desk, got on the elevator with us, and went around to provide us access to the restaurant. Johan went above and beyond the call of duty because even though he could have just stayed at his desk and wished us good luck, he decided to show us to a place where only his card swipe would allow us entry. Many thanks to you Johan, even though you're a UVA grad, for being Actively Caring!! :)
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A helpful student at the State Capitol during the Youth Leadership Forum

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1662 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
57 204
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This week I am helping serve a camp called the Youth Leadership Forum. The camp brings together high school students with disabilities from across the state and teaches them about self advocacy and other items they need to improve their independence. One student, who was deaf, spontaneously decided to offer help to another student who was using a wheelchair to get around. Although the student who was using the wheelchair did not ask for his help, he graciously offered and assisted the student into the House Chamber. This was extremely Actively Caring, so I recognized the student with Actively Caring wristband number 57204.
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