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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
Alexander McCall Smith
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.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Robert J. Collier
Sir Winston Churchill
Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too. I know life is competitive- but it isn't a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.
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.
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
Saint Francis of Assisi
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
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...
Make Someones Day For 25 CentsSubmitted by Amie
I've been doing this for a long time now, so I thought I'd share it! We have an Aldi Grocery Store where I live. For those of you not familiar with Aldi, you must put a quarter into a slot in order to get a cart unlocked from all the other carts. You get your quarter back when you re-hook it to the other carts....
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
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...
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...
Gloria SSubmitted by
I was first introduced to Puppies Behind Bars when I watched a special on Animal Planet. This non-profit organization is the brainchild of Gloria Gilbert Stoga. Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) is a program in which specially-selected prisoners from participating prisons are trained in the preparation of a puppy to...
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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