A Gift for Granny – The Gift of Sight

Meet Sasha One of the many reasons we gave granny the gift of sight

Did you know one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem? Right now when you purchase individual vision insurance from VSP Direct™ as a gift, a child in need receives a free eye exam and glasses. That means when you give the Gift of Sight from VSP, you give twice. Find out more at www.givevspdirect.com/eyegiveback. Thanks to VSP for sponsoring this post. We recently welcomed the newest addition to our extended family. Meet Sasha! Sasha is the princess of firsts! She is my ...

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Burlington Stores Annual Coat Drive

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Burlington Stores Annual Coat Drive Do you know what the difference between being alive and living life? I think some people forget the component that creates the difference is really compassion and the willingness to give of oneself. I support companies that offer people the opportunity to give. I love that Burlington Stores is willing to provide people who donate a coat 10% off their entire purchase with their annual "Warm Coats and Warm Hearts" coat drive. You simply head over to the ...

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$100 Story

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This is my fourth year of the $100 story  I believe in my pay it forward initiative. I believe that if you lead people to give and to share that you will create a movement of kindness. I believe being kind counts. I believe that if I spend my time and my money helping others that more people will be impacted then if I sit and say, "I wish." The way that my $100 story works is I have $100. I ask that you nominate someone for me to help. I will pick people to be their secret santa. I have found ...

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Being Kind Counts: Dollar Tree Give Gifts Project

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dollar Tree but all ideas and words here are 100% mine. If you follow my site you know I started a 30 day challenge to do kind deeds. This post is sponsored by the Dollar Tree. They allowed me to make a couple of buckets for some very special people most of which I have never met. Where else but the Dollar Tree Could you find gifts for anyone? I had a goal to make gift baskets for the places that my children would visit when they volunteered in their ...

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I Participated in SMOCK

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What is a Smock? It is a Simple Moments Of Contagious Kindness or #SMOCK... What did I do? Well I did what I could for someone else. I believe that Being Kind Counts and I have been doing a good deed since September started. I try to do my best to be my best. It only takes a moment to make someones day. We put together a list of 100 things you can do for others for free. I believe that my good deeds have impacted so many others already. I did three good deeds today. The ...

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Being Kind Counts

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  I know you have been following my story for the past couple of days. The one where I told you I decided to make a change and engage myself in a challenge to be kind. I mean not just say it but to take action. I decided I needed help. I asked some friends. The joined me on the Being Kind Challenge. It has been really nice reading their posts because I get to see my idea taking shape in the hearts of others. It is really cool to see what people think of to help others. I am grateful they ...

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Being Kind Counts

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Being Kind Counts We are working on a 30 day kindness challenge. You can read about it on www.beingkindcounts.com in case you are behind. I would like to invite you to participate. It will change your life. It really will. We all get busy and deciding to do something with a purpose gives us a unique and powerful energy. Today I am using my unique and powerful energy to teach students k-8 on how to use a computer and operate google docs to create work samples and to organize their work. I am ...

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Being Kind Counts

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Being Kind Counts I had an idea. I know. I always have random ideas. I woke up one night and bought the url www.beingkindcounts.com. I knew I wanted to do something big. I just wasn't sure what. Then I had an idea if I could take 30 days and 30 bloggers and ask each person to do a good deed I would have 30 deeds accomplished. Well that seems simple. Then I thought if each of the 30 bloggers invited two people and their two people invited two people. We could accomplish my goal. The goal I ...

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Giving Back Packs #givingbackpack #ebates

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Disclosure: I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. #givingbackpack #ebates Giving Back Packs Have you every had an idea? I mean a big idea? One that you decided to take a leap and make it happen. Well, I had an idea a couple years ago. I used to teach school and the one thing that I saw was the kids that came to school without supplies did not preform as well. When I was a teacher I always ...

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Champions for Kids Back to School Backpacks Program #SIMPLEGiving

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Disclosure: “I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.” Champions for Kids Did you know that more than 16 million American children live in poverty. For many, buying the items they need to succeed in the classroom can be a challenge. That's why it is important for us to join together and help these children to get the supplies they need for the coming school year. The initiative is taking place in more than 3,000 ...

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