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 Army: 1) Help serve … [Read more...]

Day #95: Give with the Goodwill Career Center in Lexington, NC

Where does the money go from Goodwill's thrift stores? That is a question I have had for a long time. Today, we toured Goodwill's Career Center in Lexington. There are 165 independent, community-based Goodwills in the United States and Canada that offer customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face … [Read more...]

Day #77: Give Your Bicycle

Our oldest daughter decided that she should give her bicycle to another kid that will use it more often then she does. We took the bike to a Goodwill donations center today along with a large bag of other donations. What do you know about Goodwill? We hope to learn more at their corporate headquarters when we get to Maryland. … [Read more...]

Day #76: Give with Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bristol, TN

We volunteered today at the Crisis Pregnancy Center here in Bristol. The center is a safe place for pregnant women to get educational materials, support throughout their pregnancy, and even clothes for their new baby (0-4T) - all for free. The four of us sorted through boxes of clothing donations. We separated items by size, gender, and season. Our oldest daughter was a pro at putting everything … [Read more...]