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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’

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    Generous Waitress

    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...

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    Lean On Us

    Ashley Craig is a student at Sussex Middle School in Sussex, New Jersey. A year or so ago she noticed how much her parents were spending on school supplies for her and her siblings. She knew that there were students in our district that could not possibly afford these. Trying to figure out how to help those...

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    A Shiny Gold Coin

    One summer, when I was little, my dad built me a lemonade stand. On sunny days I'd set up outside the local car wash with a cooler and my little black safe. I didn't get many customers but I always had fun, whether I was reading a book or adding puff paint decorations to the safe and signs. One customer I did...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’

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    Jack Swicegood

    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...

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    Mary Babiash

    Role models are put on this world to make us better people. They set positive examples for the generation under them to follow and help guide us down the right path during our development. We look up to them without them even knowing. Your role model should be someone that you are inspired by. They also helps us...

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    Elmer D

    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...

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