Once again, Simplify is encouraging you to catch the spirit of Generosity this Christmas Season! In your Christmas gift box, you had an envelope with $50 cash with the charge to give it away. This is a great way to involve your family and kids in the true spirit of Christmas: that giving is way more fun than getting!
Make it a family activity to find new opportunities and creative ways to give!
After you give your $50 away, and we'll give you another $25 to give again. The hope on the second round is that you will match the $25 we give you with $25 of your own.
Post your story to the site here, and we'll put it up for Simplify folks to enjoy.
You can visit the I Like website to see the latest stories of this movement of generosity!
Simplify Staff Stories...
In the days before Christmas, I was in line at HEB, behind me was a mother with four young children. I saw her meticulously adding the contents of her basket - I can only assume because of a restricted budget, as I have known this practice too. As she repeatedly, yet gently told her kids, "No" when asked about the candy, chips and various non-necessities lining the checkout line, I knew what I needed to do. I reached back and handed her the $50 and told her Merry Christmas. She looked stunned, and thankful, although 'thankful' doesn't quite seem to cover it... she looked relieved. This moment touched me, because like others, I have been in that situation, a young mother with four small people dependent on me, and having no idea how I was going to come up with means to cover their needs… but God always provided!
Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 4:10 PM CDT