Companies That Care

A Note to the Needy

P.B. Jams in  sandwich shop in Warr Acres, Oklahoma owned by Ashley Jiron.  Recently Ashley noticed that someone had been going through the dumpster outside her restaurant.  She said that  it broke it heart that someone felt they had to dig through her trash for a meal. That’s when she decided to help out that stranger. She posted a note on her door inviting the person into the shop for a free meal.  It reads:  ”To the person going through our trash for their next meal.  You’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster.  Please come in during operating hours for a classic PB&J, fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.” “I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it,” Ashley told KFOR.  She says she will not take down the sign until they come in.  She is not sure that they will come in out of pride but she really wants to help them out. Thanks to Sharon A for sharing this story with us.

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A note to the needy

Easter Baskets for the Community

Easter is a time for families and friends.  This video says it all (without words) when the employees from UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound prepared more than 700 Easter baskets at UnitedHealthcare’s Cypress, Calif., campus and loaded them into a specially decorated truck for delivery to three nonprofits. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, the San Clemente Military Family Outreach and Olive Crest in Bellflower received the Easter baskets packed with goodies for kids ages 4-12. This is the tenth year that employees at the Cypress, Santa Ana and Irvine locations participate in the Easter basket drive (Video: Kevin Herglotz). How awesome for these folks to take their time and money to create these baskets for children in the community.  This is what Easter is all about.  Doing for others and sharing the love of Christ with others around you.  700 baskets… how long does it take to fill 700 baskets?  Maybe next year you and your friends can put together some for your community.  Do for others anyway you can.

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Easter baskets for community

Family at the Firehouse

This story is about engine company #1 from Lansing Michigan.  This story is not about fighting fires.  This story is about family.  Tony has been coming to the firehouse since he was 13.  He doesn’t live there and he doesn’t work there but he is there for everything else.  He came to the firehouse when he was young and asked to stay.  Now everyone in the firehouse thinks of Tony as family.  They take care of him just like he belongs there.  They do his laundry, cook for him, even help bathe him.  He is truly family to them.   They all love Tony and he loves them.  They tell him that he will always have a place there at the firehouse.  This is how we should treat our family but isn’t amazing that men have taken in this an and made him “family”.   These firemen are so inspiring.  What a great group of people.

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family at the firehouse

Girls get food instead of presents

Gabbie and Alice are good friends.  They love to help others.  They had a birthday coming and decided to have a joint birthday party.  They decided to help out the food pantry at school.  So instead of asking for presents they asked people to bring food for their school food pantry.  In the past they have helped out at homeless shelter and at the animal shelter.  They are really amazing kids.  They raised $20,000 in donations not counting the food  they have raised.  By being on Ellen the Shutterfly company added another $20,000 to the fund. How wonderful these two little girls are to care about others.  It is so awesome to watch how much these little girls care about others.  What could we do to be like these little girls to help others.  To their parents, you have done a great job with these little girls.  They are amazing.

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Girls get food instead of presents

Iron Man shares a bionic arm

What a wonderful thing actor Robert Downey Jr. did for this little boy.  Alex a seven year old loves superheroes and riding his bike. He was born with a partially developed right arm.  Albert Manero is a college student who builds and donates low-cost, 3D printed bionic limbs to kids around the world.  Albert has a project he is working on called the Collective Project with Limbitless Solutions where he supplies these limb to needy kids.  Robert Downey Jr agreed to help with this project.  Robert tried to stay in character but as you watch you can see he did enjoy spending time with Alex and Albert.  What a wonderful gift he gave to this little boy to have one of his heroes come to help him with his arm.  Thank you so much to Albert Manero for creating these Prosthetic Arms and helping those little ones to feel better than normal.   How amazing what these college students can do to help these kids born without limbs.  How amazing is it that with support of volunteers and celebrities they can create these amazing prosthetics and help these children.

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Hearing Hands

Here is a wonderful video which even though it is a commercial for Samsung it tells a great story.  It shows an entire neighborhood who learns sign language to give one hearing impared man a day where he feels included.  Muharrem is deaf.  They also posted lots of cameras around town to show his reaction to this day. After a month of preparation they were ready for the big day. Many people who would  be interacting with him learned sign language.  From a simple passerby on the street to the cab driver.  They all took their time to learn.  This all happened in Instanbul, Turkey.  Muharren and his sister started off on a “normal day” out. First stop was the bagel store where they were greated with sign language from the clerk. Next at the fruit market a man drops some fruit and when they help him he offers them a reward (all in sign language). Muharren is starting to wonder what is going on. As they arrive in the square A sign calls out to him and tells him that they want to create a video calling center to stop barrriers for the deaf.  He is so touched and thanks all who helped.  Why can’t we do more to be able to communicate with the deaf?  What can we do to help?

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Hearing Hands

Hockey Star makes 5 year old dream come true

Five year old Cammy suffers from Rhett’s syndrome which prevents her from being able to walk or speak. She can only communicate through her computer and is wheel chair bound.  But that won’t stop her. This little one is a huge hockey fan  espeically the Chicago Blackhawks and her favorite player Duncan Keith.  Duncan with the help of the Blackhawks helped her with her dream.  Duncan spent time visiting with her before taking her on the ice to achieve her goal. Cammy entered the “What’s your Goal” social media campaign and was selected.  Her goal was to go on the ice and score a goal.  He made her dream come true.  Putting on her jersey he straps her to him  and helps her skate across the ice and make a goal. Thank you so much to the Blackhawks organization and to Duncan Keith for giving back to the community by sponsoring this campaign and taking your personal time to make dreams come true. This is one thing that this little girl will never forget.

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Hockey star gives 5 year old hockey lesson

Youth Program dazzles Rocker

Here is a youth program in Louisville, Kentucky called the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.  The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.  This performance of Led Zeppelin medley of “Immigrant Song”, “The Ocean” and “Kashmir” in fluid sequence.  Jimmy Page (of Led Zepplin) himself was blown away and placed a post on Facebook, “Too good not to share”.  What a wonderful program for these young people. Their talent is amazing.  I love watching talented young people who are given the opportunity to grow and learn.   This is the type of program that helps keep young people on the straight and narrow.  I am so amazed at their talent.  Isn’t it wonderful that a community would offer this type of program for their young people.  Way to Go Louisville. Share this great talent with all your friends.

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Youth program rocks

Disney Surprises Shoppers

What an adorable thing to happen at the mall.  What if you were walking through the mall and saw a shadow that seemed to follow your every move.  This is a delightful video created by Disney.  We all know the characters and these folks get caught up in the moment never giving much thought to how it was happening until the doors open and out comes “you know who”.  You have to watch this and see the pure joy in the eyes of those who stumbled across this “show”.  You wonder how many jsut passed by and didn’t notice what was going on.  Even the most serious businessman takes a moment to notice that “he was getting shadowed by Goofy”.  Even when Mickey out dances a pretty good break dancer… it is pure joy.  Thanks to Disney for always bringing joy wherever they go.

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disney surprises shoppers

Simple Acts of Kindness

Can’t we all just use a little small act of kindness?  Something as simple as a smile or a “good day” up to  money in the parking meter of someone you don’t know. I love this video.  These guys just stopped by a fire department to drop off some soda and a pizza. What could you do?  What would mean something to you?  How can you show that you care?  Try it today.  Spend some time thinking of all the ways you could “treat” someone to a little joy.  Enlist the help from others to make your efforts go that much further.  What would happen in this crazy world if everyone just once did something nice for someone else.  Sometimes we quickly jump to the opposite situation when someone does something that makes us mad or upset.  What if we could as quickly jump in and do something nice for the guy behind us in line?  Bringing joy to others gives you a great feeling. So do like these guys and go try it one day.  Let us know how it went.  Share the joy.  Share the love of life.

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Simple acts of kindness