Texting, Driving, Thumb Socks and Do Something Scholarships!

I recently heard about DoSomething.org from my high school guidance counselor. She wrote about a scholarship they were offering so I decided to check it out. (She regularly publishes scholarship opportunities so you should take a look at her site!) At first I thought it was just something silly but quickly realized it was a legitimate chance to win a $10,000.00 scholarship towards college! So far I haven’t done that much towards applying for scholarships but plan to enter everything I can during my senior year! Do Something scholarships are a great way to earn much needed cash for college!

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I gave Lexi the extra pair of thumb socks they sent! This is the picture I used to enter the contest.

Thumb Socks?

Yep. Thumb socks. DoSomething is sponsoring a campaign along with Sprint to make teens more aware of the dangers of texting and driving. With one big difference…no lectures. Instead, they came up with a fun and silly way to remind us all that we should never text while driving.

Do Something?

From their website: Join 2.5 Million Young People – DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, our 2.5 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop

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Lexi and I had a great time trying to get the perfect picture for my entry into the scholarship. She is such a great friend!


Can you believe it? If you participate in the Thumb Socks campaign by sharing a pair of thumb socks with a friend you can enter to win a $10,000 scholarship for college! All you have to do is snap a picture of you and your friend with your thumb socks and send it to them. A winner will be drawn at random around August 14th of this year. You can find out all of the details if you take a look HERE.

Personal Experience

I’m a little embarrassed to share this with everyone, but I hope it will help someone, somewhere. A few months back I had a little incident involving texting and driving. (Hangs head in shame…) This was well before I even got my own car.  I was driving in a neighborhood going about 5 mph and I looked down because I got a text. And then I hit a mailbox. It didn’t hurt the mailbox but I did have to replace the glass on mom’s side-view mirror. I thought looking down would be okay since I was going so slow but I was very wrong. It cost me $30 to get mom’s car repaired but it could have been so much worse. I am so thankful that no one was hurt and I definitely learned my lesson! I don’t even keep my phone out in the car anymore – it’s just too tempting to look if something comes through.

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Thankful for a friend who keeps me laughing!

DoSomething.org has regular scholarship offers as well as volunteer opportunities. Check them out! You still have a short while to enter the thumb socks campaign if you hurry!

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  1. TySpeights

    I learn alot from your visit at F.I.T solitashouse and that I can get really creative with a business and earn money for it to raise for college and not be in debt , your visit gave me various ideas to help me in the future, thank you sincerly Ty

    • You are going to be a huge success in life if you keep going like this Ty! I’m so glad you got some good ideas and I hope you will stay in touch and let me know how you are doing. I had so much fun with all of you!


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