Impact 52

Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity

Inconvenience leads to opportunity. We just need to open our eyes to see it. I experienced it first hand once again tonight.   I stopped to get gas this evening at a local gas station. As usual I was in a hurry so I paid at the pump. Unfortunately, the pump failed to give me… Continue reading Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity

Impact 52

Day 24: Neighborly Gift

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods. People make the difference. We have been extremely lucky over the years to have great neighbors. Neighbors who weren't just good neighbors, but good friends too. Tonight, for Day 24 of 25 Days of Giving, we spent some time delivering goodies to our neighbors and former neighbors. It was a small way… Continue reading Day 24: Neighborly Gift

Impact 52

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

Impact 52

A World Without Big Bird, Elmo, And Mr. Rogers

It is rare that we pause long enough to think about the impact our actions will have on organizations and other people  We are always in a hurry, scurrying from one place to the next. Jumping from one task to another in a blink of an eye. We volunteer here. We volunteer there. Our lives are go,… Continue reading A World Without Big Bird, Elmo, And Mr. Rogers

Impact 52

Perspective Through a Paintbrush

I sat in my car in the parking lot of a local home improvement store.  It was Saturday morning and I was there to pick up supplies for this week's volunteer experience.  After turning off the car, I sat quietly in my seat and began to reflect back on our volunteer work.  I thought about… Continue reading Perspective Through a Paintbrush

Impact 52

Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

Christmas Eve, Day 24 of our 25 Days of Giving, is a special day.  We celebrated by making some special deliveries to some very special people.  It has been said that good neighbors make great neighborhoods. We believe that statement to be 100% true.  We have been very blessed over the years to have great… Continue reading Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

Impact 52

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

Impact 52

Day 8: Be A Good Neighbor

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods.  Today, as Day 8 of our 25 Days of Giving, we focused on trying to help in our neighborhood. We wanted to be good neighbors. We spent some time in the cold collecting trash, retrieving trash barrels from the street, and picking up dog manure.  Simple gestures of pride in… Continue reading Day 8: Be A Good Neighbor

Impact 52

Day 23: Gift of Neighborly Love

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods.  We have been very blessed over the years to live next to wonderful people.  Individuals and families that have made a street, and a subdivision, a special place.  A sense of community exists when we develop relationships with those around us.  Today, we wanted to say thank you to our… Continue reading Day 23: Gift of Neighborly Love