Day #132: Give Free Advertising

Over the last few months, we have met with numerous executive directors and CEOs, plus volunteered and toured over 50 different non-profit organizations. We waned to honor three organizations today that are doing an amazing job caring for others. Each organization will receive 2 months free advertising on both GiveEveryDay.com and MetropolitanMama.net. Give Kids The World Morgan's … [Read more...]

Day #130: Give to the Children’s Healthy Smile Project

Our family made a lengthy drive today to Sparta, NJ to visit the dentist. The tooth canal for one of my front teeth broke on day #13 and I ended up needing a dental implant. Today, the dentist took a mold of my teeth so a permanent implant crown can be made. To add to our dental woes, lat week Stephanie had a filling fall out. Fortunately, that was replaced at the dentist office today as … [Read more...]

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 are reminded how much devastation a tornado can do to a community and that we need to be praying for the … [Read more...]

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 with people from dozens of countries and … [Read more...]

Day #99: Give a Big Tip

We don't go out to eat very often. We prefer to prepare food at home so that we can know what ingredients are (and are not) in our food. Plus, it's always delicious and much less expensive. Tonight, was the exception. We ate dinner at Pizza Hut. I know - not the most spectacular place to eat for a rare outing, but it was nearby the fuel station and the grocery store. Our waitress was young, … [Read more...]

Day #78: Give to a Friend’s Dream

Fame has many friends. The sports team that wins the championship suddenly gains a new and much larger fan base. The musician that scores a record deal receives instant adoration. The entrepreneur who strikes gold is sought out for publicity and partnerships. But every star must start somewhere. Every successful person has champions and encouragers who were there from day one - true … [Read more...]

Day #75: Give to a Farmer in Armenia

  Back in February we gave loans to 5 entrepreneurs through Kiva. Kiva is a microfinance website that makes it easy to lend small amounts of money to people with low-income around the world. Some of those loans have now been partly repaid. As funds are repaid, they go back into your Kiva account. From there, you can either withdraw them to Paypal or use them to lend to someone … [Read more...]

Day #68: Give with Beautiful Feet Nashville, TN

Over a month ago, we received a request from Melissa Irwin in Nashville. She invited us to come serve with a new charity startup called Beautiful Feet Global Outreach. As it turns out, we arrived in Nashville yesterday. Unfortunately, our timing isn't allowing us to get together. Melissa (also the founder) boarded a plane yesterday. She is enroute to an orphanage in Zimbabwe as I write … [Read more...]

Day #56: Give to Someone with Cancer

Did you know that there are nearly 12 million people in the United States with cancer or who have been afflicted by cancer but overcome the disease? Chances are you have a friend or a family member who has battled against one of the 100 plus different types of cancer. Recently, I have been reminded just how easy it is to take life for granted. I've been following the story of a man fighting … [Read more...]

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 tumbler for drinking throughout the day. Stephanie isn't big on coffee unless it is super cold outside so I am solo for the coffee … [Read more...]

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 nutshell - it was an amazing experience and we are very thankful for the nurses and midwives who … [Read more...]

Day #33: Give a Toll to The Guy Behind You

This morning we left Tomball, TX for Louisiana. We made it to Lafyette earlier this evening. On our way to I-10 from Tomball, we took a toll highway. The sign read, "$1.50 minimum." As we pulled our rig up to the toll booth, I clarified with the lady, "It's $1.50?" "Oh, no," she said. "You are considered a 'class 4' vehicle. It's a $4.50 charge!" The thought crossed my mind to tell her how … [Read more...]

Day #24: Give Toward A Family’s Medical Needs Through Samaritan Ministries

Shortly before we began Give Every Day, Stephanie and I decided to join Samaritan Ministries. Samaritan Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian organization that helps individual and families care for each other when they have medical needs. Essentially, it's an alternative to health insurance (but it's not insurance - it's health care sharing). You can watch the video for a more … [Read more...]

Day #4: Give with Kiva

The wind chill outside is -1 degrees fahrenheit here in Fort Stockton, TX (we made it out of Walmart!). It is COLD. We are stuck indoors. Stephanie and I didn't want the weather to keep us from doing something so we made our way to Kiva.com, a microfinance website. We had a gift card and we decided to lend to 5 entrepreneurs from Cambodia, Peru, Kenya, and the Philippines who need small loads … [Read more...]