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Giving Back Quotations
Saint Francis of Assisi
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
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.
Sir David Tang
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
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.
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.
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
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Give A LittleSubmitted by Maddie O.
Autism and Tourettes personally effects my life. I am 13 and my brother is 5. We both have Tourettes syndrome. Life can be very difficult, more than anyone other than people experiencing it can know. I have used my knowledge to teach others about Tourettes and help in therapy for autism.
What Would Happen If Everyone Paid It Forward?Submitted by Stephen A.
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...
Changed My LifeSubmitted by Edward Maenner
Hi, my name is Ed Maenner and I wanted to share a recent story. A few months ago I ran into one of the nicest people I have ever met and we started talking. At the time, I had just lost my job, my wife and I were on the verge of divorce and I was feeling really lousy about my life and who I was as a person. So he...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
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...
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...
Jack SwicegoodSubmitted by Jay
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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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