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Giving Back Quotations
Sir David Tang
Mazhar El Shorbagi
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe lead you.
…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.
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill
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
You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Generous WaitressSubmitted by Jean Hendrick
We were traveling to Michigan two days before Christmas, and stopped in a Huddle House for breakfast. The restaurant was mildly full, but service was a little slow because there was only one young waitress trying to handle all the customers. She was working at full speed, yet had a smile for everyone. Her young...
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....
From Foster Care To PhysicianSubmitted by Arisa Kirk
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Mary FSubmitted by
Mary is a Search and Rescue canine handler for a federal rescue team. She has two dogs currently, Jake, a World Trade Center veteran, and Sage, a Pentagon veteran. All three of them recently returned from a 10-day deployment in the Gulf Coast zone following Hurricane Katrina. Most of the training and expenses are...
Rachel LSubmitted by
Rachel is the founder of GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Service), an organization which helps girls who have been commercially exploited. The girls she fights for often come from foster homes, single family homes - those the rest of us have written off and the legal system does not adequately protect....
Andrew AdamsSubmitted by Stephen B.
Hello. My name is Steve Berger and I am hoping to share a hero with you. His name is Andrew Adams, he is 14-years-old and he is my neighbor. I know the family pretty well. Andrew is doing something pretty incredible and I can't believe a 14-year-old came up with such a vision. Andrew is already doing his...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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