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What Are You Waiting For? Go and Grow

As 2015 drew to a close my heart began to stir. A feeling of restlessness began to set in. As the days went on that feeling of being stuck grew stronger. Don't get me wrong. Things were good and my life was filled with many blessings. I just had these feelings of stagnation and discontent.… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? Go and Grow

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New Children’s Book “Matty McNutt and His Big But” To Launch This Fall

In December of 2013 we published our first children's book and began our mission to educate, empower, and inspire the next generation of world-changers. "Linnie Mae's New Friends" taught children (and adults) that all people have value and that we should not pass judgement against them when we do not know their story. To date,… Continue reading New Children’s Book “Matty McNutt and His Big But” To Launch This Fall

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We Must Be Present In Schools

We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. Say it to yourself over and over again. Write it on the blackboard 100 times like school punishments of old. We must engrave it in our brains and etch it in our hearts. We, as a community, must be present in our… Continue reading We Must Be Present In Schools

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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

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Day 10: Hidden Dollar

Day 10 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Hidden Dollar. We hid dollar bills with toys at the dollar store, with the straws at fast food restaurant, and in books at bookstore. We have no idea when, and if, this cash will be found. We hope that when it is found it will be a nice surprise… Continue reading Day 10: Hidden Dollar

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Day 8: Book Donation

"Learn to love to read." It is a message we have delivered to hundreds of students over the last few years. Whether its volunteering to read in a classroom or speaking to an entire assembly of students, we are advocates for reading and reading programs. In order to improve literacy rates in schools, kids need… Continue reading Day 8: Book Donation

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Day 7: Laughs All Around

Laughter is infectious and contagious. Far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.… Continue reading Day 7: Laughs All Around

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A Little Free Library

Thirteen new libraries have popped up around our city over the last six months.  These libraries are making books available in the neighborhoods where children live and go to school.  Areas of our city that need books to help improve the literacy rates of children in need.   These libraries are not large brick buildings… Continue reading A Little Free Library

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A Life-Changing Year

Another calendar year has passed.  It was a year that saw year 2 of our project come to an end and year 3 begin.  Over the 52 week period we worked with 45 new nonprofit organizations and causes.  Each and every week the experiences were new, eye-opening, heart-warming, and life-changing. We met unbelievable people who… Continue reading A Life-Changing Year

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Day 20: Book Donation

Today, we gave the gift of reading.  We donated some books to local organizations that get books in the hands of kids.  We donated 20 copies of our new book LINNIE MAE'S NEW FRIENDS to Kate's Kart.  The book will be added to the carts in the local hospitals and will be available for sick… Continue reading Day 20: Book Donation