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20 Reasons to Give: What's Yours?

January 13th, 2014

There are probably as many reasons for giving as their are gifts. Here are just 20 inspiring reasons to give. Please share your thoughts on giving in the comments section below.

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Michael's simple explanation of how to participate in this every Tuesday evening chat. Michael Chatman (@michaelchatman) 1/7/14, 8:02 PM Why do you give? Answer the question: #whyigive - You tweet and we retweet your response!

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1/7/14, 8:39 PM

Why do you give? Inspire others to give their time, talent or treasure! Answer the question: #whyigive

20 Random Reasons to Give

Bruce Roller (@BruceRoller)

Because everyone has a right to enough...

Bridgette C.-Lewis (@infoclc)

Giving is Uber rewarding! "You have not lived until you have given to someone who can never repay you" -unknown

ELisha Vee (@Butterfly329)

Because EVERY CHILD deserves the opportunity to live a happy and prosperous life!

ELisha Vee (@Butterfly329)

It keeps the aspects of humanity that connects us all alive and well.

ELisha Vee (@Butterfly329)

Because the only way to survive as a species is for us to realize how we are connected and interdependent

Agraciado! (@Joanne0511)

I give because it feels good! The look on their face, the unexpected acts of kindness, there is no greater pleasure.

Sandra Mundy (@Sandramundy)

 “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” You will be Blessed either way.

Kerline K.Jules (@KerlineKJules)

I give because I believe in making an impact and not just an impression

Bruce Roller (@BruceRoller)

Because too many people are Unsheltered tonight and I have spare blankets.

Michael Chatman (@michaelchatman)

Giving is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is one of life's greatest assets.

Lionel Shipman (@LShipmanSC)

 I give because I care

Lynette Fitzgerald (@GirlfriendGolf)

Because many others have given to me.

Dr. Catherine (@DrCCJackson)

There's no better way to put God's #love into action than to #give and serve others.

Sandra Mundy (@Sandramundy)

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phil 2:4 (Bible)

Bev McMahan (@bevmcmahan)

Love your neighbor. So simple

NCJ (@enncj)

 “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” - @MayaAngelou

Mrs Pinkyblue (@happiadoh)

I give becos it gladdens my heart to see some1 else happy as a result of me sharing what God has blessed me with.

Ian Adair (@IanMAdair)

"It is one of the great secrets of life that those things which are most worth doing, we do for others." - Lewis Carroll

KEYSOCKS (@keysocks)

because it connects our souls together and it feels like heaven on earth for that moment

NCJ (@enncj)

Let it be known that there is grace in receiving, too. If someone does you a kindness, accept it with grace & pay it forward.

Why do you give?


#1 Linda Looney said:

I give because I've been on the receiving end of grace and of assistance a few times in my life. I've been blessed with a bit of abundance and so I share with those who are where I once was.

#2 Rachel DeMaagd said:

I give because there are people willing to help each other.

#3 Kathy Bogart said:

That is why we are here - to help each other.

#4 Marcia Osborne said:

I give because I believe in leveraging resources! Yay for accountants :)

#5 Paul Asselin said:

to preserve and progress

#6 Judy Furman said:

To share what God has given us.

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