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Day 25: Gift of Love

Christmas Day is one of our favorite days of the year. It is a day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a day where we gather with family to create memories that will last a lifetime. For the third year, Christmas day is the culmination of an… Continue reading Day 25: Gift of Love

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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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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

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Reconnecting With Old Friends

We stood in the shadows of the downtown library talking about the happenings of life.  We discussed the recent challenges that we have encountered and the obstacles that lie ahead. We smiled and laughed at bad jokes and off-the-cuff remarks.  Just like two childhood friends that reconnected after many months, we enjoyed great conversation and the time together.… Continue reading Reconnecting With Old Friends

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Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

The Brown family loves animals.  Pets have blessed our lives for many years.  Cats and dogs have long been a part of our family.  Currently, we have 2 rescued greyhounds and 1 Chia-rat.  We refer to them as our dogpound. The unconditional love they show during our daily puppy party makes even the toughest days… Continue reading Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

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Day 16: Help The Homeless

Snow was falling, the wind was blowing, and roads were slippery.  We trudged along the sidewalks of downtown Fort Wayne with the group from Saints on the Streets.  Our backpacks were filled with goodie bags that we had prepared for the homeless of our city.  It was Day 16 of our 25 Days of Giving… Continue reading Day 16: Help The Homeless

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Days 14 and 15

Due to a snow storm on Saturday, we postponed our Day 14 activity to today.  Day 14 was called Hero Appreciation and we delivered goodie baskets of miscellaneous snacks, cookies, and candy to fire stations and police stations around the city.  It was our way of saying thank you to the brave men and women… Continue reading Days 14 and 15

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Day 2: Clothing Donation

Day 2 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Clothing Donation.  We dug through our closets and emptied out our dresser drawers to find those clothes that we could give to someone who needs it.  We made two separate donations.  First, we dropped off clothes for Forgotten Children Worldwide at one of their local… Continue reading Day 2: Clothing Donation

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Hunger And Homelessness Awareness Week

"Getting up at 5am is never easy, especially on the weekend.  Those are the days that I actually get to sleep in because there is no school. But as a member of this family, the Brown family, I am willing to make a sacrifice in order to volunteer.  We were up early to serve the… Continue reading Hunger And Homelessness Awareness Week

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25 Days of Giving: 2013

It is hard to believe that it is the eleventh day of November.  The holiday season, our favorite time of the year, is vastly approaching.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and we give thanks daily for the blessings in our lives.  We truly have a lot for which to be thankful.  Thanksgiving also… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: 2013