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Anthony Warmack

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  1. Hi folks! I just wanted to post one last blurb on here about a scholarship for homeschoolers that is being hosted by H Cubed and Bright Ideas Press. All those who are graduating and have homeschooled for at least 2 years are eligible. There are only 2 days left to apply (with our extended deadline) and we are in need of some great applicants! There will be two $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship which will be awarded and all applicants will receive feedback on their application. This scholarship marks one of the first scholarships which are available only to homeschoolers! More information about the program can be found at www.homeschoolerscubed.org/scholars Let me know if you have any questions!
  2. Hi Everyone! I thought I would make one last post about the scholarship program that our nonprofit is running along with Bright Ideas Press for homeschooling seniors - the deadline is March 31st. We will be awarding three scholarships: Two $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship. Students must have been homeschooled for at least two years. We are hoping to get some great students applying! The application can be completed online or mailed in. Here is the website for more information: www.homeschoolerscubed.org/scholars Here are some tips that we've been sharing for great applications: Follow directions: It may seem silly, but not following directions is one of the most common ways applications get disqualified. Follow directions and you will already be ahead! Be Passionate: Make sure to show us your passion for homeschooling, your future career, and education in general! You are awesome, help us see it! This is your time to shine: Don't look up "winning scholarship essays" or "awesome resume generator" - personalize everything - this is your time to shine! Proofread: Once you're done with you application, let a trusted friend or family member look it over to catch any spelling or grammar mistakes. Good luck! I will check back so please feel free to post any questions!
  3. Just thought I would post to say that our deadline is fast approaching (with just under 2 months to apply!)! We will be offering two $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship – this is also a great opportunity to use this as a learning experience for future scholarship and job applications! If you have any questions, let me know!
  4. No Problem! I'm hoping that some worthy seniors will apply! Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested!
  5. Hi everyone! My name is Anthony (I am a 20 year old homeschool alum and am a sophomore in college) – I recently discovered this forum after being asked to answer some questions about a nonprofit that I help run (if you’re interested, it was on this topic). The organization is called Homeschoolers Helping Homeschoolers, NFP (or H Cubed) and is a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeschoolers in financial need. We just started a scholarship program in conjunction with Bright Ideas Press for graduating seniors who have been homeschooled for at least 2 years so I thought I would share this on this board for those who have teens who are just about to graduate and are starting to consider the cost of a college education. This year’s program is offering 3 college scholarships – two $1,000 scholarships (sponsored by Bright Ideas Press) and one $500 scholarship. All applicants will also receive feedback on their application so they can use this as a learning experience for future applications. The application and more information can be found at www.homeschoolerscubed.org/scholars. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will get back to you!
  6. Great Questions!! There isn't really a general request that we get more or less of - it just depends on each individual family. Sometimes a family will only request a few subjects while others might need complete materials. As far as specific curricula, usually the popular/well written curriculum is given out faster - not necessarily because they are specifically requested but because usually those curriculum fits with families needs best (a few off the top of my head - Math-U-See, Teaching Textbooks, etc.) We are actually planning on coming out with something within the next month or so with our "top" needs. But, like I tell others who are interested in giving, really any curriculum you feel a homeschooling family can use will most definitely benefit another family! We are located in Northern Illinois and we have partnerships with locations in a few cities that can accept drop off donations. Great ideas! We have approached several companies in the past with the idea that they can donate items that they are not able to sell (damaged, etc.) - we received several donations this way. But we haven't done so again since we've obtained nonprofit status - we will most definitely be doing that in the coming year! Also a great idea about the angel tree type of thing! I will have to contemplate that - we might very well do something like that - great idea!! Thanks for all of the great questions! If you have anymore, please feel free to get in touch again!
  7. Great questions!! Not a problem! The amount of boxes we are able to send varies depending on how much donations we have available to fill them. This past year was the first year we started "counting" how many boxes we sent off but we haven't finished counting all of the numbers for 2016 yet (we are just now starting to do our yearly "wrap up") so I don't want to give a number for fear of overestimating but I will say that this year has been tremendous. We have had a few major book donations so we were able to fill a ton more boxes. About paying for shipping - we use DonorBox which accepts credit/debit/e-check (via PayPal) but people have also paid via check. Whatever works best for the family who is requesting books - Great questions! Good question - We do accept requests from Canada! In fact, we have received a request from as far as Kenya! Depending on the area, shipping can cost more to areas outside of the continental US but we are more than happy to fill requests from all over the world! Great questions - If you have more, please keep them coming! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year!
  8. Sure thing! The best time to submit is probably about now actually (late fall - early spring). We get pretty busy during the late spring - late summer season since that is the time that everyone starts thinking of school again. However, we do try to fill all requests, it just might take longer during the summer season. Shipping averages about $10-20ish dollars depending on how much material we can offer you! We always send it the cheapest way possible (usually USPS MediaMail if everything qualifies) and we don't make money by overcharging. We have also subsidized part of the shipping cost in the past (thanks to generous contributions that we've received) for those who can't afford how much their package would cost to ship to get it a little more affordable. Hopefully that answered your questions - Please feel free to ask more!
  9. Hello! My Name is Anthony and I am the founder and director of H Cubed - we are definitely active! I was asked by Polly to post here about our organization and how it works. But first, here is some general background on who we are: We are a 501©(3) not-for-profit dedicated to helping homeschoolers who are in financial need through educational material and financial means. The whole premise of the organisation revolves around the idea that homeschoolers who are in a good situation, help those who aren't. So, how it works: Homeschoolers who are in a good situation donate material that they no longer use. Homeschoolers who need assistance, submit a request (we don't require proof of anyone's situations - we trust that if someone isn't in need, they won't submit a request) and we fill those requests with the material that has been donated. The only cost to request books is to pay for shipping - We hope to get to a position where we can offer shipping for free but in the meantime, it helps keeps the system honest and helps us put what financial donations we do have to purchasing material that is in high demand and purchasing supplies (boxes, tape, etc.). We have been blessed to help many homeschooling families since we started. Now that we are a nonprofit, we are hoping to help even more people in 2017 - I am excited!! In addition to our material request service, we are also partnering with Bright Ideas Press to offer a college scholarship program to graduating homeschool seniors in financial need. Hopefully I answered everyone's questions! If anyone has any other questions, I would be happy to answer them for you! I will check back to this thread periodically to see if anyone has questions --- otherwise, please feel free to get in touch with us at http://www.homeschoolerscubed.org/ I hope everyone has a wonderful new year!
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