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Day 23: Fill the Red Kettle

In 1891, the Salvation Army used the first red kettle to change to support and feed the destitute and poverty-stricken of San Francisco during the holidays. Today, red kettles are located all over the world and more than 4 million people are assisted during the holidays in the United States alone. The contributions made by… Continue reading Day 23: Fill the Red Kettle

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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 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 23: Lottery Ticket

Day 23 was all about the lottery ticket.  We spent the day giving out $1 lottery tickets to complete strangers. We loved seeing the stunned looks on the faces of each recipient.  In most instances they were at a loss for words.  They just smiled and said thank you.  We hope that each ticket was… Continue reading Day 23: Lottery Ticket

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Day 19: Vending Machine

Day 19 of our 25 Days of Giving was called Vending Machine.  We left money and a short note on few vending machines around town.  We wanted the next person who visited the machine to enjoy a free beverage on us.  Our note simply said "enjoy a drink on us.  Merry Christmas!"  We were not… Continue reading Day 19: Vending Machine

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Day 17: Day of Change

It is hard to believe that we are 17 days into our 25 Days of Giving.  It has been an awesome experience thus far.  Today's task was very simple.  We donated change at local McDonald's locations to benefit our local Ronald McDonald House.  The money donated to RMH Charities stays within our area and benefits… Continue reading Day 17: Day of Change

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Day 13: Fill The Red Kettle

It is Christmas time.  Santa ho-ho-hos from his throne at the mall.  Carolers sing fa-la-la-la-la while they deck the halls.  Chestnuts crackle on an open fire.  Children sing songs of a reindeer with a famous shiny nose.  These are the sounds of the season. All are synonymous with the Christmas spirit.  There is another sound… Continue reading Day 13: Fill The Red Kettle

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Day 6: Generous Tip

We put a twist on the idea of a generous tip today.  This day was originally created to give a waiter or waitress a little extra on the gratuity during lunch or dinner.  Last year we gave a $20 tip on $14 lunch.  This year we decided that we were going to stay home and… Continue reading Day 6: Generous Tip

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Day 3: Parking Day

Today was Parking Day.  We spent time covering the parking expenses of others in downtown Fort Wayne.  While in the parking garage, I left a few dollars with the garage attendant to pay for the next car to leave the garage.  I will never know if those few singles made a difference, but I hope… Continue reading Day 3: Parking Day

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I Am A Bell Ringer

It is Christmas time.  Santa ho-ho-hos from his throne at the mall.  Carolers sing fa-la-la-la-la while they deck the halls.  Chestnuts crackle on an open fire.  Children sing songs of a reindeer with a famous shiny nose.  These are the sounds of the season. All are synonymous with the Christmas spirit.  There is another sound… Continue reading I Am A Bell Ringer