USS George Washington participates in various charity & community service projects.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. This includes things like plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, printer cartridges and toner just to name a few.
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology.
Radio telescope signals consist primarily of noise (from celestial sources and the receiver’s electronics) and man-made signals such as TV stations, radar, and satellites. Modern radio SETI projects analyze the data digitally. More computing power enables searches to cover greater frequency ranges with more sensitivity. Radio SETI, therefore, has an insatiable appetite for computing power.
Previous radio SETI projects have used special-purpose supercomputers, located at the telescope, to do the bulk of the data analysis. In 1995, David Gedye proposed doing radio SETI using a virtual supercomputer composed of large numbers of Internet-connected computers, and he organized the SETI@home project to explore this idea. SETI@home was originally launched in May 1999.
Galaxy Zoo is a crowdsourced astronomy project which invites people to assist in the morphological classification of large numbers of galaxies. It is an example of citizen science as it enlists the help of members of the public to help in scientific research. There have been seven versions up to July 2014, which are outlined in this article. Galaxy Zoo is part of the Zooniverse, a group of citizen science projects.
Recycle For Charity
Individuals, businesses, private and public organizations can now donate and recycle used inkjet and laser toner cartridges, as well as cell phones and new excess surplus imaging supplies FREE of charge using our FREE prepaid return shipping labels. For FREE shipping, please make sure you have a box full of products. Do not send single items. We would like at least 6 toner cartridges or 20 LB of material per box, or use our freight service for larger quantities of 100+ toner cartridges that are ready on pallets and shrink wrapped.
Every year over 400 million cell phones, inkjet and laser toner cartridges are thrown away. Recycle 4 Charity is providing communities throughout the United States (except Alaska, Hawaii and PR) with a proactive solution to waste reduction. Our innovative and cutting-edge recycling programs simplify the collection process with free nationwide UPS shipping. We offer a single facility for recycling all your printer cartridges from different manufacturers and cell phones plus small electronics. Your participation will help raise much needed cash for charities we support. By repurposing waste into reusable products, we help create American jobs and save natural resources like oil and landfill space.
Military Overseas Care Packages
Care packages are our only means of sending the comforts of home to our loved ones putting their blood, sweat and tears into our freedom and receiving a care package from home can be a real morale booster for a deployed service member. Each month members will collect items such as candy, reading materials and toiletries to name just a few and we send them to service men and women who are currently serving overseas.
Labels For Education
Labels for Education a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school! By collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products, supplementing your earnings through the eLabels for Education program and with our bonus offers, your school earns points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise.
Angel Tree Project
Angel tree gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to adopt less fortunate children and senior citizens and provide personalized gifts and necessities to those who would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.
STARFLEET Scholarship Program
Ever since 1990, our organization has presented monetary scholarships to special active STARFLEET members who are attending community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges and universities or graduate school, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/certified program. If unsure, just ask the Director.
Scholarships are awarded in amounts of up to $1,000 based on number of applicants and availability of funds. APPLICANTS MUST BE A STARFLEET MEMBER AND MUST HAVE BEEN A STARFLEET MEMBER FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. The application period runs from January 1 through July 15 of each year. July 15 is the Application Deadline. At our annual International Conference each summer, the scholarship winners are announced for the next academic year beginning in the fall semester