Day #139: Give Used Books

The campground where we are staying has a family center. It is a favorite place for our girls. Inside, there is a section just for kids. It has toys, puzzles, and books specifically for younger children. Today, we picked out some of the girls' books that are no longer on their most-liked list and donated them to the family center.   … [Read more...]

Day #92: Give Your Mom a Mother’s Day Card

Today, we spent several hours creating mother's day cards and printing out pictures for Stephanie's mom and my mom. Our two girls were in charge of the card-making. Our oldest drew a picture of my mom standing with her four grandchildren and Stephanie and I sorted through pictures and printed some favorites. What did you do for your mom this mother's day? … [Read more...]

Day #81: Give with MANNA FoodBank in Asheville, NC

Today we volunteered at MANNA FoodBank - an organization that collects, stores, warehouses and distributes food to accredited non-profits throughout 16 counties in Western North Carolina. They ship out over 8 million pounds each year. Their operation was clean and organized...a feat that not all non-profits have mastered. After a tour of their two warehouses, our family joined a group of … [Read more...]

Day #69: Give with Cottage Cove in Nashville, TN

We volunteered today with Cottage Cove and were happy to meet a staff excited about helping kids to succeed. Cottage Cove is a non-profit organization that offers activities for K-6 grade kids after school each day (M- F). Activities include Bible studies, music, art, games, field trips, and individual tutoring. And the services are completely free! Stephanie and I (with our two girls in our … [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 #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 creates magical memories for children with life- threatening illnesses and … [Read more...]

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 go to … [Read more...]