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Giving Back Quotations
Sir David Tang
If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
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 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.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
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.
Mazhar El Shorbagi
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Delivering SmilesSubmitted by Anonymous
My name is Destinee. I am 11 years old. I have a friend name Shelby. Shelby and I have set up a small organization with my Mom. It is called Delivering Smiles. Shelby and I do all of the work like collecting stuffed animals, coloring books, small hand held games, etc. After about a month of collecting these...
Bring A Friend To A Theme Park With Your FamilySubmitted by Katie
Last year my friends invited me to come have dinner with her family. I felt that i need to give back and invited my friend to come with my family to AdventureLand, I made me feel good to give back and if one of your friends did some nice for you. then you need to give 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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
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...
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....
Mary BabiashSubmitted by Lizzy 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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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO THY BEST
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