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...]

Amy’s igive Story

Congratulations to Amy - this week's featured giver and prize winner. Amy's Story: Today my 4 year old and I joined others at our church for a monthly “Sandwich Ministry”. We package up sandwiches & a Bible verse for passing out at a homeless shelter. Tonight I’m giving my time. Our church is updating their Directory and I’m working the picture check-in booth. A new prize winner is selected … [Read more...]

Day #70: Give with The Salvation Army in Nashville, TN

When you think of The Salvation Army, what comes to mind? I immediately think of two things: (1) the bell ringing outside of stores during the Christmas season and (2) a thrift store. This morning, my family and I met Amanda Grieves (Human Resources and Social Media Manager) at the Nashville Area Command. After being introduced to staff and touring the facility, we were pleasantly surprised … [Read more...]

Day #51: Give a Hygiene Kit

Our oldest daughter and I went to Target today to buy items to make a hygiene kit. We plan to give the little kit to a homeless person next time we are on-the-road. Sometimes it is difficult to know if giving money is helpful in the long run. When possible, we like to give edible things or hygiene items as an alternative to cash. My daughter and I went to the travel section to find what we … [Read more...]

Day #5: Give To The Hungry

After spending over 5 hours on-the-road, we pulled off Interstate 10 early this evening and stopped at a red light. We were in the far left turning lane. Just a couple of feet from my window was a man holding a piece of cardboard that read, "Broke and Hungry." The light turned green. I was about to let off the brakes and go when Stephanie handed me our nearly full bag of cashew clusters from … [Read more...]