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Stories from across America

August 29th
Teresa learned about giving from a young age through her family’s own struggles. “If it hadn’t been for fundraisers and the generosity of the community when I was younger I honestly don’t know what we would have done.” She&rs…
August 29th
Jenn’s fourth son is headed to kindergarten, so she made a family affair of helping her church compile 100 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy children in the community. “Grandma and Grandpa, my niece, brother and his fiancé…
August 29th
Andrea’s son is gearing up for his first year in elementary school. He’ll be attending the same elementary school her husband did about 30 years ago! She commemorated the occasion by helping out her small community with a big donation. This is…
August 29th
Sara created a sweet tote bag gift for a teacher so that they wouldn’t have to spend so much out-of-pocket. She was excited to share Bag It Forward. “The gen­eral idea behind it is that while you’re out shop­ping for school sup&s…
August 29th
Carolyn had her daughters decorate a bin so that every child in the classroom would have access to whatever they might need throughout the year. “While we are filling our backpacks with school supplies,” she says, “there are way too many…
August 21st
Cheryl and her daughter motivated her friends and family to donate by creating their own little donation bin at the house. “Now, when people call and ask what to bring, we tell them to bring school supplies. I mean come on, do we really need another…
August 21st
After having a sick and premature baby, The Ronald McDonald House played an integral role in helping families that Shelby grew close to. On a recent volunteer trip at the organization, Shelby saw that a lot of siblings at the center weren’t equipped…
August 21st
As a former teacher, Mariah understands just how much most teachers spend out of pocket to help the children in their classes. “If a child is busy worrying about whether or not they have enough crayons or a new notebook, he or she won’t be abl…
August 21st
Cynthia shared her own daughter’s journey to give back after college. She’s worked with local children offering reading assistance through programs like AmeriCorps, and is constantly looking for a way to keep giving back! “What could be …
August 21st
Jillian has worked with Champions For Kids a number of times. She truly believes in the ability for change in small doses to have large results. “Have you ever handed a preschool aged child some markers or crayons and a notebook to call their own? I…

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