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Our national billboard campaign features positive role models and uplifting values including giving back. Since we started in 2000, we've made over 70 billboards. Which one is your favorite?

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GIVING BACK QUOTATIONS
Friday
“Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.”

Alexander McCall Smith

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“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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“At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished… It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back.”

Denzel Washington

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“Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference.”

Kathy Calvin

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“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

Maya Angelou

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Sir Winston Churchill

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“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.”

Arabic Proverb

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to them their own.”

Benjamin Disraeli

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

Anthony Robbins

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“You are what you give; not what you are given.”

Sir David Tang

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'giving back'.
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What Would Happen If Everyone Paid It Forward? My friend, Brent, told me an interesting story this morning. Like most people who need that morning pick-me-up, you most likely wait anxiously for that sometimes bitter… sometimes cavity-breeding sweet, dark, hot, liquid crack. When you see the barista pour the steamy (or frozen) concoction, it does...
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Olivia H. I would nominate Olivia because she's done so much to give back to the community. Olivia had been helping the community since she was fourteen, she traveled to help clean places up and donate to people that don't have a lot. She usually goes to places that have had a devastation like a hurricane or a twister and...
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Sharing my Blood I've been donating blood to the Red Cross for many years. A total of 54 units. I know I am helping people but never give it much thought. I think it's a nice way to give back. One day at my son's house his friends came to visit. They have a very sick little one and a half year old son. They were talking about his...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
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Your Comments
Anderson from Colatina, ES - Brasil MARCH 7, 2013
If we can help because we have that from birth we are helped by our parents and do something for those who can not make that time builds humans.

Marisa from Chicago IL MAY 8, 2012
Started a non for profit organization to aid youth with furthering their education. The alumni from Lake View High School are hosting their first benefit for the foundation and I am extremely excited! We are giving back to our youth one party at a time!

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins Ga APRIL 25, 2012
Giving back is investing the time and energy to meet a need.

Tracie Reed from Dallas, TX JANUARY 7, 2012
Just wanted to stop by and tell you guys, you have the absolute coolest ads on TV. My 16 year old stops, whatever he's doing,to watch them. If you knew my 16 yr old, that's saying a lot. Keep up the great work and God Bless.

Sue Parks from Flagstaff AZ JANUARY 10, 2011
Love everything you are doing! Thanks . . . there are angels among us.