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...
New Years Day I was heading to work when I noticed a boy who didn't look older then 20 walking alone with a huge bag hanging from his shoulders. I had planned to grab breakfast before work, so I decided to buy him a meal with a drink. After ordering, I drove towards work where I saw this kid. Kid had some speed because he was way further up the road than I imagined. I pulled to the side and called him over. I asked him if he was ok or needed any help. At that time I could see in his eyes he needed help and was homeless. I handed him the food and drink and told him to enjoy and be safe. I had asked if he was homeless and he explained yes. I asked where he was going and he said he had no family here and that he was walking downtown to the bus station. I explained I would offer a ride but I had to get back to work. When I came back to work, I noticed it wasn't too far from lunch and told my lead what I did and about the kid. I had asked if I could give him a ride. Something inside me kept telling me to try and ask. He agreed and I was off. I found him miles down and he got in. The smile on his face and him kept thanking me, was all I needed. He explained how he got homeless and it came down to being accused of taking money. He said how they ended up finding the money from another relative but he still was homeless. His dad had told him to never call and didn't want anything to do with him. I remind you this was the first day of the new year. We got to the bus station, I handed him my number told him to call anytime and let him know people care. I handed him the $50 to help for a bus ticket. He hugged me and said thank you like 20 times. Here was a young man 20yrs old on his own trying to make it. Since that day, I have done several little things to help others, but at the same time, it made me a better person.
Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 10:03 AM CDT