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 28, 2011
Campground Sponsor: Fayetteville/Wade KOA in Wade, NC

Fayetteville will be a town we remember as "friendly." Everywhere we went, we were greeted with smiles. We stayed at the KOA just north of town in the suburb of Wade. The campground staff was very professional and kept the grounds in immaculate shape - even the sand in the sandbox was raked. This KOA just happens to […]

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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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May 20, 2011
Day #105: Give your Carpentry Skills in Fayetteville, NC

Yesterday, I received a message from a man wanting to tell me about a unique group of men who serve their community by repairing homes - for free. Today, Kayla (my four-year-old) and I met this gentleman at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville. On one end of the church's property is a series of […]

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May 19, 2011
Day #104: Give a Garden

The four of us had a fun time this morning planting a garden for the Salvation Army's shelter in Fayetteville. We pulled up weeds, broke apart soil, dug holes, and planted zucchini squash and tomatoes. The shelter will use the fresh vegetables in their kitchen. This was a great project for the whole family because our […]

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May 18, 2011
Day #103: Give with the Salvation Army in Fayetteville, NC

Today, we visited the Salvation Army's community center and emergency shelter in Fayetteville. All services are free, but the goal isn't to give "hand-outs." Instead, the Army wants to give "hand-ups." Their programs operate with the intention of helping people heal "physically, emotionally, and spiritually." Here are four ways to volunteer with the Fayetteville Salvation […]

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May 18, 2011
Day #102: Give with Urban Ministry in Fayetteville, NC

Our oldest daughter said Urban Ministry was one of her favorite places to volunteer.  The more hands-on our volunteering projects are, the more our girls love it. Urban Ministry's heart is for their local community. They (1) teach adults reading, writing and math, (2) provide food and clothing, (3) mentor youth, and (4) organize home […]

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May 16, 2011
Day #101: Give to Taylorbz

Congratulations to Taylorbz from MT – this week’s featured giver and prize winner ($75 gift card to Restaurant.com). Taylorbz Story: Today we gave while we played. We took a park tour in our town and picked up garbage at each one. The kids had a great time playing, and even managed to fill a whole garbage […]

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May 15, 2011
Video: Give Every Day Reality TV

The weeks before launching GiveEveryDay were crammed full of preparation. We had truck and trailer maintenance, passports to renew, mailing addresses to update, a house to rent, and what felt like (at the time) an unsurmountable list of things to accomplish before we left.  I worked full-time until the end of November so nearly everything happened in December and January. We […]

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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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