How do you give?

January 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm 2 comments

blog-pic.jpg Alan Levine
Throughout your life, perhaps you’ve experienced the death of a loved one to cancer, or perhaps you know children that have been born with a physical disability, or perhaps your brother or sister suffers from a learning disability. Many individuals that experience these stumbling blocks in life often become passionate about these experiences, and want to help other people overcome them. Recently, I read an article about a young man who ran a marathon for social change: Alan Levine (AKA Cogdog Blog) raised money for the American Diabetes Association by participating in an annual marathon: the 2006 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Half-Marathon. I applaud his efforts — It takes a lot of time and dedication to train for a marathon!

I’d love to hear some stories of ways you support causes you are passionate about!

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  • 1. frankschulteladbeck  |  January 16, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I have always done a little bit here and little bit there when it came to charity. Last summer, I wanted my son to see that developing this part of his life was important, so I decided that I should focus on one cause. I asked him what he would like to be involved in, and he responded that he would like to volunteer at the food bank. I buy extra groceries each week for the food bank, so I imagined that he wanted to see the other side of it. I called to find out if an eleven year old could come and volunteer with his parent, and they said yes. We spent a great summer sorting cans in that warehouse once a week, and I have continued to do so.
    Since this experience, I have suggested to others that you should pick one cause to be really involved in, because I feel that it enriches your experience with it.

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  • 2. echodonations  |  January 16, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Frank,
    What a wonderful idea. I agree 100% – giving a little bit of yourself to a cause you care deeply about is important to developing as person. I’m glad you and your son were able to find something you are both passionate about, and enjoy supporting that cause as a team.

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