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Day 20: Remember a Senior

Last night we spent a few hours making homemade Christmas cards. They featured snowmen, ornaments, Christmas trees, and warm Christmas wishes. Today, we delivered those cards to Miller's Merry Manor for day 20 of the 25 Days of Giving. This is the 3rd year that we have delivered cards to this particular facility. When we… Continue reading Day 20: Remember a Senior

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Day 19: Food Donation

Day 19 of the 25 Days was called Food Donation. We made a small food donation to help fight hunger in our community. We donated canned foods and soups, pasta, and macaroni and cheese. It wasn't much, but we hope it will help someone in need this Christmas. Day 20 is Remember a Senior. We… Continue reading Day 19: Food Donation

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Day 18: Teacher Appreciation

"Mrs. Renfro has such a great attitude. I enjoy her classes because she cares about the students and is always willing to stop and help. It was great to be able to say thank you today through some candy and a Barnes & Noble gift card." - MaKenna "Mrs. Nelson is such a sweet, warmhearted… Continue reading Day 18: Teacher Appreciation

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Day 17: Words of Inspiration

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" - Jackie Robinson Words are very powerful. They can speak life or they can speak death. They can uplift and empower or they can destroy and damage. Positive words can make a difference. We have seen it, and experienced it, firsthand.… Continue reading Day 17: Words of Inspiration

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Day 16: Day of Change

Chips make chunks. Inches make feet. Pennies make dollars. In the end, the small, and seemingly insignificant, adds up to equal something much larger. The coins that sit in the ashtray of your car isn't just change. They are tools of change. Yeah, I went their. Your CHANGE can create CHANGE. Many nonprofit organizations impact… Continue reading Day 16: Day of Change

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Day 15: Help The Homeless

Today was Day 15 of the 25 Days of Giving and our goal was to help the homeless. We have had the opportunity to spend time with those on the streets of our city many times over the last four years. Our lives have been changed through those experiences and we will always have a passion… Continue reading Day 15: Help The Homeless

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Day 14: Unexpected Gift

We love to surprise people. The looks we get we when give someone an unexpected gift are heartwarming and memorable. Today, that is exactly what we did for Day 14 of the 25 Days of Giving. We handed out Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts gift cards to random people in our community. We left some on… Continue reading Day 14: Unexpected Gift

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Day 13: Generous Tip

Day 13 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Generous Tip. Food service is a difficult job and great service isn't always rewarded. Our goal was to show our appreciation for good service today by adding a little extra on the gratuity. Erica and I went to Granite City Brewing for lunch during our day… Continue reading Day 13: Generous Tip

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Day 12: Mailman Surprise

"Thank you!" "We appreciate you" Simple phrases of gratitude. A few words that, when spoken, can make a difference in the lives of others. Today, we shared a note of gratitude with our mail carrier. A simple Christmas card of thanks and a Starbucks gift card were left in our mailbox for her to find.… Continue reading Day 12: Mailman Surprise

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Day 11: Take Time To Read

We love going into schools and spending time with students. It is an easy way to connect with and positively impact young people. That investment of time, no matter how big or small, may be the best investment you ever make. Today we had the opportunity to visit a kindergarten class at Adams Elementary. It was a great… Continue reading Day 11: Take Time To Read