International Exchange Students Pick Up the “Tab” for Charity

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Students from the International Student Exchange collected over two boxes full of soda tabs for the local Ronald McDonald House Chapter.

Exchange students collect soda tabs for the local Ronald McDonald House Chapter

We have done this for the last 17-18 years. It becomes a community event as churches, sports teams and classmates give the exchange students their tabs.

Exchange students from International Student Exchange (ISE), collected over two boxes full of soda tabs for the local Ronald McDonald House Chapter. The soda tabs can be resold for funds.

ISE, a student exchange organization, runs a community service program called Project HELP. Each foreign exchange student must do five hours of community service. Most students go above and beyond that number. In Minnesota, the students collect soda tabs and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for their Project HELP contribution.

“We have done this for the last 17-18 years. It becomes a community event as churches, sports teams and classmates give the exchange students their tabs.” Rose Hawkins, Regional Director for ISE.

Rose runs the region for ISE and is the main organizer for this program. Every year, Rose collects soda tabs from her foreign exchange students. For every sandwich size baggie of soda tabs, the student receives one hour of community service time. They still have 4 hours to complete their Project HELP goal.

“Each year we collect at least two full paper boxes. On a good year, have collected over four boxes,” stated Rose.

About International Student Exchange
ISE was founded in 1982. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people of the world closer together through student exchange and intercultural education.

Based on the materials submitted by ISE and reviewed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), an independent national educational organization founded in 1984, ISE has been granted a listing every year. Indicative of its high level of professionalism and respect within the foreign exchange industry, ISE is designated by the Department of State as an official sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program.

ISE is headquartered on Long Island, 60 minutes from Manhattan. Forty-four fully staffed Regional Offices are strategically located in the United States. ISE cooperates with over 100 independent foreign agencies in over 45 countries around the world for the recruitment and placement of students in American homes. The company’s information is available at http://www.iseusa.com.

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