Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. —Marian Wright Edelman

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Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

Activist, president and founder of Children's Defense Fund

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Ana from Reyes SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
I would love to be part of this movement. Please provide me with more info about ways on which I can help. Thank you, Ana

jesriel dautil from philippines AUGUST 7, 2014
thats true


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