Category: 150 Days

June 4, 2011
Day #120: Give a Memory

Today, we visited Colonial Jamestown - a significant part of American History we are thankful we were able to see. At the entrance of the Living Museum of Jamestown, there is a fountain that looks like one of the ships from the Settlers. As we were leaving, an older couple was standing in front of […]

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June 3, 2011
Day #119: Give to U.S. Tornado Victims

Just a few miles away from our campground in Gloucester, VA there is a public school that was demolished by a tornado a few weeks ago. The storm was so severe that the school had to permanently close. We've driven by the ruins a handful of times while we have been here. Each time, we […]

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June 3, 2011
Day #118: Give with CBN in Virginia Beach, VA

This morning we sat in on a live 700 club broadcast at the Christian Broadcasting Network. It was interesting to watch the interviews and reports from the show take place just feet away from our seats. After the broadcast ended, we toured the CBN headquarters building. The staff there were extremely friendly and it was neat to […]

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June 1, 2011
Day #117: Give Help to a Struggling Stranger

We stopped by the Post Office today on our way to Virginia Beach. As we were leaving, I noticed a lady in the parking lot kicking her truck's tailgate. She looked flustered. I drove closer to see if she wanted a hand. "Actually, yes" was her answer. The tailgate was bent out of shape and had completely […]

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May 31, 2011
Day #116: Give with HOPE in Hayes, VA

Today, the four of us interviewed the executive director at HOPE (Helping Other People's Enrichment). The girls colored at the table while Stephanie and I asked questions and listened. There are roughly 6,000 children in the State of Virginia in the foster care system. HOPE is one of the private non-profits that helps match those […]

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May 30, 2011
Day #115: Give to Amy D

Congratulations to Amy D – this week’s featured giver and prize winner (item of her choice from UV Skinz). Amy's Story: Today I spent the day with 5th graders, chaperoning a field trip, but also guiding them, as they were doing “on-the-job experience”. More than once I was thanked, unprompted, by one of my charges. Our […]

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May 29, 2011
Day #114: Give Your Family Rest

***We have committed to give our family rest each Sunday. Read more here.

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May 28, 2011
Day #113: Give Travel Packs to Kids

We met a really neat family with three kids here at our campground. They are traveling full-time - enjoying being together and exploring the country. This morning they left for another campground in PA. Before they hit the road, we said our goodbyes and gave each of their three boys a special package of snacks […]

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May 27, 2011
Day #112: Give with Community Services Center in Williamsburg, VA

The Historical Triangle Community Services Center is a non-profit that rents out building space at a low cost to nine local non-profits. The center acts as a destination for people in need of social services. People can obtain counseling, food and clothing assistance, parenting education, programs for their small children, and transportation - all under […]

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May 26, 2011
Day #111: Give with Colonial CASA in Williamsburg, VA

This afternoon, while Stephanie and the girls read books at the Williamsburg Library, I gave my time to the staff at Colonial CASA. They had asked ahead of time if I would help with social media so it made more sense for the girls to stay behind on this one. Colonial CASA (court appointed special […]

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May 25, 2011
Day #110: Give through Hope International

Yesterday, I helped a friend get a website up and running after he told me how he gives a portion of his income to Hope International to be used for microlending. Today, Stephanie and I made a small donation to Hope International. The organization focuses on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. HOPE works […]

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May 24, 2011
Day #109: Give a Website Setup

Our friends Jay and Kristen (and their two small children) have been camping with us the last couple of days. We've been enjoying their company - swimming in the lake, picnicking outside, and talking about faith & family. Jay started a real estate business with a philanthropic component this past year in Richmond, VA. He gives […]

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May 23, 2011
Day #108: Give to Jesica

Congratulations to Jesica from MT – this week’s featured giver and prize winner (item of her choice from UV Skinz). Jesica'a Story: We gave this weekend to my grandparents. They are both in there seventies and live several states away from all our AZ family and three hours away from us. We spent the weekend at their […]

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May 22, 2011
Day #107: Give Your Family Rest

***We have committed to give our family rest each Sunday. Read more here.

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May 21, 2011
Day #106: Give with The Army's Army in Fayetteville, NC

Today, we put together care packages with The Army's Army at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. The care packages included handwritten notes, hygiene items, books, non-perishable food items, and playing cards. The packages will be sent to deployed men and women as gifts of encouragement and gratitude for serving the country. Our girls had a great time packing […]

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Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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