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|Mary:||I am so glad you came to the concert tonight!|
|Jane:||I am so glad to be here, too. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. My daughter loves community events where she can make new friends! And what I love is that the funds raised at the show will go towards a new music school.|
|Mary:||That’s right – it’s all for a good cause. So, how have you been? I haven’t seen you around for a while.|
|Jane:||I have been busy lately. In November, I joined a fundraising committee for a literacy course at our local library. The course is for those in need of additional instruction. We are reaching out to local businesses to support the initiative, and I am in charge of a fundraising event.|
|Mary:||Perfect! I was actually going to ask you about some classes I can refer my students to. I have a couple in my class who need support with learning the basics, you know.|
|Jane:||You can give them this flyer, it has our contact information on it. The course is planned for later this year.|
|Mary||Thanks, I am impressed by how much you strive to give back to the community!|
|Jane:||Thanks, I am happy about what I do. It is very satisfying when I see others using our resources. It reminds me of times when I was new to the city and my neighbors helped me a lot with settling down. I am paying it forward now.|
|Mary||Yes, actions speak louder than words!|
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Students in our group volunteered to deliver food packs to those in remote communities.CorrectIncorrect
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Although there are quite a few child and family services in the city, local community is always developing new programs to suit preschool and school age childrens' needs.CorrectIncorrect
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While many MPs supported revision of current child care standards, provincial representatives implemented regulations regarding healthy and clean environment for children. As a result, our daycare was relocated to a more spacious facility.CorrectIncorrect
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Mr. Bowman and his wife are both involved in charity and volunteer organizations to prevent animal neglect and abuse.CorrectIncorrect
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The idea behind a local farmer's market started when my family wanted to have an easy and convenient way to access fresh produce. A lot of work and promoting still needs to be done, so we contact many farmers and gardeners in the province and ask for collaboration.CorrectIncorrect
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Noel’s parents are immensely thankful to the donor who saved their son’s life. They started a non-profit organization to raise society’s awareness about donorship.CorrectIncorrect
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