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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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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 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 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 15: Help The Homeless

Today was Day 15 of the 25 Days of Giving and our goal was to help the homeless. We have had the opportunity to spend time with those on the streets of our city many times over the last four years. Our lives have been changed through those experiences and we will always have a passion… Continue reading Day 15: Help The Homeless

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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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The Gift of Sponsorship

Forgotten Children Worldwide assists abandoned, vulnerable, and trafficked children around the world. They do it by safeguarding children from and lifting them out of extreme poverty while preventing them from falling victim to the evils of human trafficking. One of the ways that is done is through child sponsorship. For less than $1 per day,… Continue reading The Gift of Sponsorship

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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 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