Hi ! I’m Angie and my twitter is @ISF_Chicagoland. I’ve got to be honest here, I didn’t start recycling or being conscious of our environment until about 6years ago. Not that I didn’t have any knowledge about it. I just didn’t really think about it, I guess. Growing up, we were always taught to be charitable and help others and we donated anything that was usable but unwanted. What I didn’t realize that even though I donated used items, I always added more. I’ve never owned pets, but I don’t condone animal abuse. It’s not right to hurt or abuse those with no voice.
As for Vampire Diaries, I actually discovered the book series first. I was injured, bored and my niece lent me the books she had. My friend Mark convinced me to watch the show with him. My first episode was the season 3 opener. Since then, I’ve watched them all. Im Team Salvatore and want the boys to be happy with whomever.
How I discovered #ISF was through Mark and his girlfriend Laura. I thought it was a fan club at first and wanted no part of it. Then he gave me the website, which is isfoundation.com and I checked it out. I loved its mission. “The IS Foundation aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.” What I liked is the fact that it covered all bases and didn’t just center on one issue. And another plus for me was the kids section. I have a 5yr old and I don’t want her growing up viewing the world the way I did.
ISF_Chicagoland was NOT started by me. It was started by my friend Mark and his girlfriend Laura a week before Thanksgiving. He enjoyed it so much that he would go on about various projects going on. He convinced me to donate to Ian’s birthday project. So, I did. We had decided that we were going to donate the 8th of every month so we would remember. How I came to take over the account was when he passed away on December 30, 2011. His girlfriend was so devastated that she didn’t want to do it anymore. I didn’t intend to take it over but his enthusiasm inspired me so much and the fact that I liked what #ISF stood for convinced me to try.
You won’t believe how much I’ve learned just by taking over. I learn, to this day, something new. Every single day. I’ve learned to care about issues/causes that normally would not have received a second thought. I like to pass on knowledge and I like to learn. I like to help others with their causes because overall, our Earth needs lots of help and one person can’t do it alone. And I’m so happy to discover that there are people who care and want to make a difference. Actions speak louder than words, after all.
Thanks for reading !
Posted 3:10pm GMT on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012