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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’

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    What Would Happen If Everyone Paid It Forward?

    My friend, Brent, told me an interesting story this morning. Like most people who need that morning pick-me-up, you most likely wait anxiously for that sometimes bitter… sometimes cavity-breeding sweet, dark, hot, liquid crack. When you see the barista pour the steamy (or frozen) concoction, it does...

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    Metro Pulse “Pay It Forward" Knoxville Style Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    “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...

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    From Foster Care To Physician

    At age four I was placed in my first foster home and by age 14 I had already lived with thirteen different families.There have been so many helpers along the way and giving back is what I was meant to do. Now I am a Pediatrician in an inner city clinic where I often care for children at the edges of society. I...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’

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    Gloria S

    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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    Donald D

    Don is my hero not only for the courage and faith demonstrated while he was dying of cancer, but more for the courage and faith demonstrated by his service to the Lord. He gave his all - serving the people of Haiti. He established a 24/7 emergency medical clinic treating burns, a food program feeding over 5,000...

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    Bill Aalerud

    Bill Aalerud has been giving back for much of his life. An avid cyclist, this hero has painstakingly raised money for the Pan Mass Challenge 8 years straight. Having suffered from cancer himself and now healthy, his consideration for others is infinite. Bill has dedicated a large part of his life and work to...

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EDUCATION
VISION
DEVOTION
OPPORTUNITY
CHARITY
CLASS AND GRACE
JUSTICE
AMBITION
BELIEVE
TRUE BEAUTY
DEDICATION
DO YOUR PART
PIONEERING
GIVING BACK
LITERACY
STRENGTH
VOLUNTEERING
PRACTICE
UNITY
DO THY BEST
RESPONSIBILITY
KINDNESS
ACHIEVEMENT
HOPE
HARD WORK
MOTIVATION
FAMILY
DETERMINATION
REACHING OUT
PREPARATION
CONNECTING
CHARACTER
COMMITMENT
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LAUGHTER
COMMON GROUND
DRIVE
FORESIGHT
ENCOURAGEMENT
GREAT MUSIC
INTEGRITY
HUMILITY
LOYALTY
PARENTING
PURPOSE
HELPING OTHERS
APPRECIATING NATURE
IMAGINE
INNOVATION
MINDFULNESS
GOOD EXAMPLES
APPRECIATION
PERSEVERANCE
INCLUDING OTHERS
JOY
HONESTY
FRIENDSHIP
TRUST
FITNESS
COURAGE
HONOR
EQUALITY
SERVICE
CREATIVITY
RESPECT
CIVILITY
SHARING
CONFIDENCE
GRATITUDE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
INSPIRATION
RIGHT CHOICES
MENTORING
PATIENCE
LIVE LIFE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CARING
OPTIMISM
LOVE
LEARNING
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
PEACE
OVERCOMING
GENEROSITY
STEWARDSHIP
BEING THERE
LEADERSHIP
SMILE
PASSION
SPORTSMANSHIP
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
GOOD MANNERS
COMPASSION
TEAM WORK
HEALTH
PERSISTENCE
COURTESY
COMPROMISE
LISTENING
GRIT
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
EXCELLENCE
INGENUITY
COMPLIMENTS
FORGIVENESS
SOUL
Pass It On®

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