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Here are some inspiring stories about giving back.
GIVING BACK
MY STORY: RAKESH KULKARNI Ever since my childhood, I knew that I wanted to grow up and do something good for society. Specifically, I had always dreamed of establishing a house for beggars. But I faced a big challenge in that I used to have trouble speaking freely with people. I realized that my shyness was an obstacle that I would...
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LEAN ON US Ashley Craig is a student at Sussex Middle School in Sussex, New Jersey. A year or so ago she noticed how much her parents were spending on school supplies for her and her siblings. She knew that there were students in our district that could not possibly afford these. Trying to figure out how to help those...
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BEN POHL - GIVING BACK When Ben Pohl was in a life altering accident his senior year of high school, his life changed forever. What he didn’t know at the time was how it would help him change the lives of others as well. A car accident left Ben in a coma for a month, after which he had to re-learn how to talk, walk, and function in...
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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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GIVING BACK QUOTATIONS
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“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

Sir David Tang

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

Sir Winston Churchill

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“Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday
“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.”

Malcom Bane

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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

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.

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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“Do something for those who have need of a man's help - Something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.”

Albert Schweitzer

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'giving back'.
GIVING BACK
John B John, my father, has been the most integral and outstanding person in my life. From surviving a near-fatal heart condition to giving back to the community everyday through his occupation as a physician, he has always provided for his family and the community in the most gracious of ways.
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Rachel L Rachel is the founder of GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Service), an organization which helps girls who have been commercially exploited. The girls she fights for often come from foster homes, single family homes - those the rest of us have written off and the legal system does not adequately protect....
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Elmer D He is my 88 year old neighbor. He is a WWII hero. And when I say hero, I mean hero. He lost most of his platoon on D-Day, he was in a ditch for 300+ days in the bitter cold most of that time. If you ask him, He will tell you, "I'm no hero!" He is as proud to be an American as they come. He is a huge influence in...
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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
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
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
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
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.