Using only clean, natural water from one of the oldest and deepest aquifers in the southeastern United States, Quality Water Supply delivers rental coolers and fresh water supplies direct to customers' homes. For one month, clients get a cooler, which dispenses frosty liquid refreshment and saves them the trouble of siphoning it from a neighbor's sprinkler. One shipment of four 5-gallon jugs full of calcium- and magnesium-rich water, harnessed from a remote rural alcove of Florida, can quench the thirst of an average household for the entire month.
As a nonprofit organization, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events?pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties?that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens. Pledge 5 is dedicated to increasing the number of volunteers in the community and encouraging the community's public service participation.
The Pledge 5 Foundation, in addition to working with charitable partners to inspire others to give back to their communities, also hosts a bargain shop known as Thrift 5, providing gently used and brand new goods to the denizens of Gainesville. The store stocks everything from brand name clothing to home decor and many other products. Patrons may also make tax-deductible donations to the store and volunteer at the shop. Thrift 5 also features local artist showcases.
The Acting Studio @PACT's 90-minute workshops are scheduled once a week (Saturdays or Sundays) for six weeks, and each one prepares actors for a variety of screen and stage challenges. With thorough preparation in auditioning, directing, impromptu performances, and staging your own kidnapping and heroic release, performing participants will quickly gain the tools necessary to shoot to local stardom.
Though at first glance it seems to simply be a way for people to burn of steam, at First Strike Paintball, they believe that paintball battles impart crucial life skills. In the back fort field, kids develop cooperation and teamwork when forming a strategy to capture or protect the team "bunny." Over in the original woods field, shortened bunkers help players learn to work within limitations. As players engage in five separate fields, referees keep a watchful eye to ensure safe play, ultimately conferring lessons of respect and conscientiousness.