March 25, 2011
Day #49: Give with Give Kids The World in Kissimmee, FL

Today, we spent three hours learning about Give Kids The World. Neal McCord (Director of Facilities) retold the inspiring story of how GKTW began and took us on an amazing tour of the GKTW Village. If you haven't ever heard of the Give Kids The World Village, it is a "70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that […]

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March 24, 2011
Day #48: Give Through a Donation Drop-Off Box

Neither Stephanie or I enjoy grocery shopping. In fact, there have been a handful of times when we have gone to the grocery store just to come back with almost nothing to eat. We've since learned that it's always best to go with a list. We just moved to a new campground in Kissimmee, Florida […]

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March 23, 2011
Day #47: Give with Seniors First Orlando, FL

Seniors First held a press conference this morning for the Mayors of Central Florida. I helped out as their photographer. They are a non-profit organization that "enhances the quality of life for Central Florida senior citizens by maintaining their independence and dignity through nutrition, home improvement and support services." This month is "March For Meals," […]

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March 22, 2011
Day #46: Give with the Sunshine Foundation in Davenport, FL

This morning we volunteered with the Sunshine Foundation in Davenport, FL. Sunshine is a non-profit organization that seeks "to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child's illness may cause." The most requested dream is to […]

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March 21, 2011
Day #45: Give to Agros International

Besides good 'ol water, coffee is my favorite drink. I love it so much that I grind beans every morning and make at least 6 cups. I never add sugar and usually drink it black. Typically, I drink a cup or two in a mug and then keep the rest in my thermal pot or […]

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March 20, 2011
Day #44: Give to Make-A-Wish Foundation

For the last few days, my family and I have been at Disney World for a conference. We are home this evening in our fifth wheel and it feels so nice. One of the things that comes to mind when I think of Disney are Make-A-Wish kids. Make-A-Wish is an organization that strives to "grant […]

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March 19, 2011
Day #43: Give to Someone Carrying Too Much

Today was filled with adventures at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot Center. The four of us were able to spend the entire day together so that was very nice. We took a chartered bus from our hotel to the Animal Kingdom. When we were boarding the bus to make our way back to the hotel there […]

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March 18, 2011
Day #42: Give Your Seat

The girls and I hung out at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World today while Stephanie was at a conference (park tickets were included with the conference fee). In the morning, the three of us rushed around from one ride to the next (Snow White, Dumbo, It's A Small World, Etc.). We had a blast! […]

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March 17, 2011
Day #41: Give a Family Portrait

Today we met one of our readers who lives in the Orlando area for lunch. A family eating at a nearby table asked me if I would take their picture. They had a camera, but needed someone else to capture the moment. I gladly took a couple of shots of their family and handed back the […]

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March 16, 2011
Day #40: Give Bagels and Cream Cheese

We spent the past two nights in Tallahassee in the parking lot of Genesis Church. While there, we met a handful of men and women (including teens) who are excited about caring for people and loving God. This morning I drove over to Brueggers Bagels and picked up an assortment of bagels and cream cheese for the […]

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March 15, 2011
Day #39: Give with Genesis Church in Tallahassee, FL

The Ghazvini Learning Center is a "second chance" school for middle school and high school students in Tallahassee, FL. Essentially, it is the final opportunity for students who have been dismissed from other schools to attend a traditional type learning environment. Genesis Church, which is located just minutes away from the school, partnered with the school […]

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March 14, 2011
Day #38: Give to the Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief

Today we arrived in Tallahassee, Florida. As we drove from Alabama, I kept thinking about all of the families in Japan struggling to know how to move forward after the tsunami disaster. I can't check my twitter feed without seeing another news story about ongoing devastation in Japan. More bodies found. More wounded. Radiation. Stocks […]

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March 13, 2011
Day #37: Give to The Birth Center in Tucson, Arizona

Two years ago today, our youngest daughter was born. We celebrated her birth by eating cheesecake and singing "Happy Birthday." In honor of her birth, we made a small donation to the Birth Center where she was born. You can read more about our time at the Birth Center on Stephanie's blog, but - in a […]

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March 13, 2011
Day #36: Give Your Place in Line

We toured the USS Alabama Battleship today. It was really neat! On our way back home, we stopped at the grocery store to buy some cream cheese to make a cheesecake (Stephanie makes the world's best cheesecake, by the way) for our youngest's birthday tomorrow. I can't believe she is already two! We put a […]

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March 11, 2011
Day #35: Give a Hand to Pick Up Trash

At about noon today, the four of us were headed back home after a quick visit to downtown Mobile. About a mile from our campground, I suggested we stop and pick up trash. The girls thought that was a good idea so we pulled over at Old Military Road and Barron Place to start cleaning […]

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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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