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Giving Back Quotations
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.
Sir Winston Churchill
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
Mazhar El Shorbagi
…A great gift has been made to each and every one of us—the privilege of living in the world for a short span of years and the opportunity of doing our part to help the less fortunate; to improve civilization; to advance knowledge, both the scientific knowledge of men and the wisdom which is from above. The gift of human life and the opportunity which is ours to serve others…should be regarded as a sacred trust.
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Life Is Not Worth WastingSubmitted by Anonymous
I was riding in the middle of a field on my ATV when it flipped over on me leaving me paralyzed from the chest down. I lay out in the field for a really long time before going to the hospital, helpless. In the rehab center I stayed at, I fell in love with people helping me. I saw first hand the difference they...
Pay It ForwardSubmitted by Donna Fox
I have always wanted to believe in other people. I have had some hard times lately with the economy,etc. I was at work one day and a lady and her three kids came in the restaurant I work at. They were hungry. I realized after they ate the mom didn't have enough money to pay for their food. I told her dinner was...
Sharing Your BlessingsSubmitted by
I live in the philippines where it will be a normal site to see homeless people on the streets... Some families here get through on a dollar per day if they get lucky.. So whenever I get extra from work, i make it a point to spend a few extra thousand pesos to get some groceries such as biscuits and breads and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Abigail MarshallSubmitted by Melissa Durham
PJs 4 Xmas is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009; by two young girls,Camille & Abigail Marshall 13 & 10 years of age; the girls liked receiving brand new PJs from their parents on Christmas Eve. The girls realizing today’s economy not every child would be as blessed, they decided they wanted to...
Jack SwicegoodSubmitted by Jay
Del.Charles Poindexter and State Sen. Bill Stanley have introduced a resolution in the General Assembly commending Jack Swicegood, who has been inducted into the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Hall of Fame. Swicegood has been a member of the Franklin County Rescue Squad for more than four...
Olivia H.Submitted by Si
I would nominate Olivia because she's done so much to give back to the community. Olivia had been helping the community since she was fourteen, she traveled to help clean places up and donate to people that don't have a lot. She usually goes to places that have had a devastation like a hurricane or a twister and...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
CLASS AND GRACE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
If we can help because we have that from birth we are helped by our parents and do something for those who can not make that time builds humans.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Started a non for profit organization to aid youth with furthering their education. The alumni from Lake View High School are hosting their first benefit for the foundation and I am extremely excited! We are giving back to our youth one party at a time!
Marisa, Chicago IL
Giving back is investing the time and energy to meet a need.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
Just wanted to stop by and tell you guys, you have the absolute coolest ads on TV. My 16 year old stops, whatever he's doing,to watch them. If you knew my 16 yr old, that's saying a lot.
Keep up the great work and God Bless.
Tracie Reed, Dallas, TX
Love everything you are doing! Thanks . . . there are angels among us.
Sue Parks, Flagstaff AZ