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What is your Passion?

What is your Passion?

Postby bvmom on Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:16 am

I tend to be a puddle jumper (help in areas of need), but I am truly inspired by folks that have one passion. Greg Mortenson, the late KC Secret Santa, Jimmy Carter with Habitat are a few that come to mind. For 2010 I am trying to identify a primary area as I want to make a difference with a specific group. My heart is leaning toward youth, but so far I am trying to ignore that voice.

I am incorporating Rethink Christmas into part of my gift giving so my parents are having a donation to First Tee, my niece is having a donation to Uncor (Methodist relief), and my daughter Small Dog Rescue. If someone was going to make a donation in your name, what would they choose?
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby mamalackey on Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:29 pm

People who know me best would give on my behalf to The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The money given is 100% used for spreading the Good News of Jesus. No administrative costs are taken out--other monies are used for that.

Missionaries across the globe are supported at this time of year by this yearly collection. The LMCOforIM is a function of the Southern Baptist Convention. Lottie Moon was a missionary that lived in the late 1800's/early 1900's. She literally gave her life for the Chinese people. She was a very interesting, barrier breaking woman.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~Frank A. Clark
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby gematree on Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:44 pm


Put that money into trees for the survival of our earth.
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby mygr8crew on Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:04 pm

Cub Scouts is where I physically do a lot of volunteering. Monetarily, Catholic Charities, and when I have more "free time" I plan on phycisically volunteering there. There are other places I would love to volunteer, especially with adults with developmental disabilities, but I have no time. Maybe someday.
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby risarenee on Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:28 pm

Animal Rescue.
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby meandthejs on Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:18 pm


The education committee of a local museum

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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby gunderson513 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:35 pm

I volunteer in a variety of different organizations. Since I was laid off in October, I give a full day each week to the local emergency food pantry in Johnson County. I love it! We provide food, rent, utility assistance along with a clothes closet. The folks that work there are great and the people that visit are great too. It has been very rewarding. I am bascially the Wednesday secterary and really not too good at taking messages, good thing that is not what I was paid to do in the past. I would recommend it to anyone.

I have also worked with groups like Gillis Home and enjoy that as well.
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby debcb on Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:10 pm

I am a big supporter of the arts, hence my stint as the chair of the Nutcracker Tea Party (a benefit for the Friends of OP Arts). I also serve on the auction commitee for Go Red for Women. Heart disease and stroke are the number one killers of women in the U.S.
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby honeypie on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:27 pm

Educational foundation for scholarships

Community library/books dedicated in memoriam
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Re: What is your Passion?

Postby athomemommie on Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:20 am

That people will receive the facts and not the opinions. Here are the facts

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