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Giving Back Quotations
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Sir Winston Churchill
To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.
Carrie Chapman Catt
…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.
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.
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Wa Toy Restaurant Christmas Eve 2007Submitted by Kathleen Ramstrom
I was going through a divorce and my son was 4. It was our first Christmas Eve alone to begin new traditions....and I did not know what or how to do that . My sitter was with us and we were going out to look at Christmas lights and she said with all the enthusiasm of a 14 year old not knowing anything but...
Ben Pohl Giving BackSubmitted by Ben
When Ben Pohl was in a life altering accident his senior year of high school, his life changed forever. What he didn’t know at the time was how it would help him change the lives of others as well. A car accident left Ben in a coma for a month, after which he had to re-learn how to talk, walk, and function in...
Metro Pulse “Pay It Forward" Knoxville Style Wednesday, January 6, 2010Submitted by Heather Hutton
“Pay it forward” does not mean that the people who owe you will ever pay you back. It means when the tables turn in your life, your pay back may come from all sorts of different places, people, and circumstances you least expect. Furthermore, we cannot selflessly give while expecting something in return. Having...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Elmer DSubmitted by Kristy Adkins
He is my 88 year old neighbor. He is a WWII hero. And when I say hero, I mean hero. He lost most of his platoon on D-Day, he was in a ditch for 300+ days in the bitter cold most of that time. If you ask him, He will tell you, "I'm no hero!" He is as proud to be an American as they come. He is a huge influence in...
Sergeant First Class Kelly NSubmitted by
SFC Kelly N. was one of my Drill Sergeants in Army Basic Training. As can be expected, she was extremely tough... but she also taught us recruits our place and instilled that crucial sense of discipline and respect for those superior to us. She is my hero because she taught me my true calling/place in the...
Joshua BSubmitted by
Joshua a young Youth Leader and a 4th Year high school student of Zamboanga del Norte National High School. He often organizes activities for the benefit of the Philippine National Red Cross. He organized several Tree Planting Activities, for he believes it could help Mother Nature's security. He also has great...
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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