Giving Back in 2019

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Giving Back in 2019

 

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I always look forward to this challenge in the Rain, as I enjoy hearing about what others are doing to give back to the communities they live in.  A couple of years ago, I was struggling with giving money to organizations and such where I felt that it might not even be doing much good, other than to line the pockets of the CEO and employees of such "charitable" organizations.  At that point, I decided that I should find somewhere worthwhile to volunteer at and I found that in Paz de Cristo.  This organization provides a daily meal for anyone, you could be rich or poor and show up for a free meal.  I have not volunteered during that daily event, but I definitely tell people about this service that is offered.  The portion that I volunteer for is the food box program.  There are 3 days a month where they give out food to the working poor.  One has to show ID and proof of residence in order to obtain a food box.  I get to see a lot of the same people, as this is how they get their groceries for the month.  So many of them are incredibly grateful for this service and even though I don't feel as if I even do very much, it is wonderful to see how appreciative they are.  I am sure I will continue volunteering at Paz de Cristo for the rest of my life, if they will allow me to do so!

 

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Brian England
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Joan Cox
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Brian, KUDOS and is tough sometimes to find a legit charity to give to and know your funds are going directly to those in need! 

Feb 10, 2019 08:19 AM #21
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Joe Pryor
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I am glad that you found a worthwhile opportunity. We are the fortunate ones so we need to give of not just our money but also our time.

Feb 10, 2019 08:22 AM #22
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Brian England
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That is why I try to give as directly as possible Joan Cox , even though I don't get a tax credit, haha.

Feb 10, 2019 08:48 AM #23
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Brian England
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You are right about that Joe Pryor , in volunteering, even when I am feeling down or bad about my life, it makes me feel more thankful for how fortunate I truly am.

Feb 10, 2019 08:49 AM #24
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Brian - this is helping the working poor more than you think.  It is not only the food but also having someone caree.

Feb 10, 2019 11:51 AM #25
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Angel Brian - doesn't surprise me a bit. How wonderful to hear how you found a worthy cause to help and support.  Just imagine the happiness it brings to those who do not know where there next meal is coming from for themselves and their families.  

Feb 10, 2019 01:57 PM #26
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Brian England
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There are so many that rely on it to feed their families Grant Schneider , I love being able to help out in a little way.

Feb 10, 2019 03:21 PM #27
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Brian England
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I can tell how thankful they are to have this available to them Jane Chaulklin-Schott , it warms my heart to know that they will not have to go hungry.

Feb 10, 2019 03:22 PM #28
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Brian, you are such an incredible person with a genuine heart. I'm so glad you found a worthy cause!

Feb 10, 2019 06:03 PM #29
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Kathy Streib
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Brian- I'll bet that seeing your smiling face brings a smile to their faces as well. What a wonderful gift you're giving to your community. 

Feb 10, 2019 07:35 PM #30
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James Dray
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Morning Brian.

What a great story, IMHO it really doesn't matter on how you volunteer, the important thing is that you do.

Feb 11, 2019 01:48 AM #31
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Brian England
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Aww, thank you for such kind words Amanda S. Davidson , I think I still have a long way to go to become the person that I want to be.  I try my best though and hope that my best will always be good enough!

Feb 11, 2019 04:07 AM #32
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Brian England
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I always keep a smile on my face in the hopes that it will bring a smile to other faces as well Kathy Streib , I hope that your day will be enjoyed my friend!

Feb 11, 2019 04:08 AM #33
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Brian England
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Good morning James Dray , I agree with your honest opinion on that, volunteering is so important to a charitable organization.  IMHO, charitable organizations should not be profitable, nor should employees of the organization be allowed to make millions of dollars, charity should be based on people giving, not receiving.

Feb 11, 2019 04:11 AM #34
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Brian England that's a valuable use of your time toward volunteering.... and I'm sure you're appreciated by all...

Feb 11, 2019 04:22 AM #35
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Brian England
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Good morning Barbara Todaro , it seems easy to volunteer, so everyone should be doing it.  Giving some of their time to help out others.

Feb 11, 2019 04:30 AM #36
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Brian, for telling us about your support of these important programs.

Feb 11, 2019 06:20 AM #37
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Brian England
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You are welcome Roy Kelley , I am sure that you and Dolores support many worthwhile programs too!

Feb 11, 2019 06:32 AM #38
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Keith McMullin
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Love thy neighbor as thyself.  You are serving as a great example for all of us.  Very gratifying way to invest your time.

Feb 12, 2019 06:44 AM #39
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Brian England
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Thank you Keith McMullin , I hope that my service to others will be helpful, it isn't difficult to volunteer.

Feb 12, 2019 07:48 AM #40
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