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Our next big reveal: The 'Opportunity' themed portion of (+)Vantage is showcasing a fashion show to represent how often college students take for granted the reality that we are given far more opportunities and access to people based on reasons that can be superficial from simply looking sanitary to having a college education when these things may not bear any significance to our work ethic, our integrity, our strength of commitment and passion -things that go further than skin deep. 

Posted on March 25, 2015 .

Food Drive to God Provides Food Bank

Inspired by George's epiphany (one of our teammates) that the majority of students have an excess amount of money left on their meal plan every semester, we decided to spend the last day of our fall semester encouraging students to donate their extra meal plan money into buying canned and stored goods in our school cafetaria (the Marketplace) to donate to the God Provides Food Bank. We were blown away by the generosity of the students that volunteered: in total, we bought $2000 worth of food! All the snacks were donated to the Food Bank that very evening. 

Inspired by George's epiphany (one of our teammates) that the majority of students have an excess amount of money left on their meal plan every semester, we decided to spend the last day of our fall semester encouraging students to donate their extra meal plan money into buying canned and stored goods in our school cafetaria (the Marketplace) to donate to the God Provides Food Bank. We were blown away by the generosity of the students that volunteered: in total, we bought $2000 worth of food! All the snacks were donated to the Food Bank that very evening. 

Posted on March 23, 2015 .

Sushi Rolls Fundraiser!

Thanks to the generous donation of Rolls Rolls Rolls, a popular sushi place in LA's Koreatown, and Kikka Sushi, the sole distributor of sushi for Whole Foods, we were able to sell delicious, quality sushi rolls to our campus during lunch for half a week! This fundraiser was meant to reflect the Nutrition portion of (+)vantage, in which we wanted to encourage students to walk away with not only great sushi but also with the perspective of how lucky we were to be in a college campus that in the very least intellectually and physically nourished us. In our last fundraiser, we even handed out free sushi boxes to the facility workers and campus security that passed our way. 

Posted on March 23, 2015 .

Valentines Day Roses Sale!

Thanks to the generous flower donations from Papillion Flowers from downtown LA's flower market, we were able to sell premium roses shipped from Ecuador! Selling them in a bouquet of 8 or singles, we also let students customize a note as well as the option of having the flowers delivered to whomever they wished (as long as they attended Occidental College). This rose sale took a lot of work, as we had to sometimes wait two hours in downtown LA traffic to purchase the roses, thorn and wrap them, arrange them in bouquets, and make the rounds around school to deliver them, but it was worth it! Seeing people put their roses at the side pocket of their  backpack, seeing a guy beaming by a door with a rose behind his back as he knocked on his girlfriend's door and knowing that around 300 people woke up on Valentine's Day with a rose or a bouquet of roses smiling at them all over campus was really the stuff (+)vantage is about: Making people feel that they are cared about, that they are meaningful in our lives. This mirrored the 'Empathy' portion of our (+)Vantage event.

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Oxy community, order your Valentine's Day Roses online here!! http://goo.gl/forms/mEvisZUJMV

Pre-order online now or place your order at the Quad from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Tuesday through Thursday. Roses are individually packaged with a personalised note and will be available for pick up Friday. All proceeds will go to (+)vantage, a group that's working towards eliminating the stigma around homelessness. 

This is an EXCLUSIVE BARGAIN DEAL for Oxy students as floral vendors sell flowers for 2~3x the average rate for the Valentine's Day rush! 

Show someone you care! 

Love,
(+)Vantage

Posted on February 9, 2015 .