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Love People, Hate Hunger

Day after day I am reminded just how much hate exists in this world. We hate each other because of our political views and our religious beliefs. We hate each other because of our sexual orientation and parenting tactics. We hate each other based on what we wear, what we say, and what we eat.… Continue reading Love People, Hate Hunger

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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 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 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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Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

We love the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is one of the organizations that we serve with every year.  We love their mission. We love the cause. We love pets. We love the people. For the second year in a row, we volunteered at the annual Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social. The Fort Wayne… Continue reading Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

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Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child

There are few things greater in this world than the smile of a child.  Whether it is your son, daughter, niece, neighbor, or the child of a complete stranger, the smiles of children are precious.  As a father, I look forward to seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of my two beautiful girls each and… Continue reading Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child

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A Tweet And A Trolley

Week 156 was upon us.  The last week of service for year 3 of this project was planned.  Saturday was going to be an awesome and busy day for our family.  In addition to volunteering with the Downtown Improvement District on the Spring Trolley tour, the girls had events happening all over the city.  The schedule… Continue reading A Tweet And A Trolley

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Stamping Out Hunger

Every May, letter carriers in cities all over the United States participate in the largest single-day food drive in the nation. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive involves thousands of Post Office branches, and mailmen and women, in all 50 states and Washington D.C.  Letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them… Continue reading Stamping Out Hunger

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Serving An Easter Meal

She sat alone, quietly waiting for her meal to be served.  She didn't have much.  Her clothes were tattered and worn.  The shoes on her feet had seen many nights and more than a few miles.  She looked at me intently as I handed her a small cup of fruit punch. "Thank you" she said with… Continue reading Serving An Easter Meal