In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, I am partnering with Cooking Planit to celebrate the Givers in our lives and communities. Do you know someone who gives to others without looking for recognition or reward?
The person I am thinking of was my good friend, Ann. She recently passed away about seven weeks ago, but she will not be forgotten by the many lives she touched. Although she had several health problems, all of us who knew her always saw her as full of energy and ready to help those in need. She thrived on taking on causes and projects that raised money for those who were less fortunate. Ann was particularly interested in making sure young people could participate in activities that they might not otherwise be able to afford. This past year she oversaw community fundraisers that enabled a young opera singer to study in Italy, a high school girl to travel to England with her children's choir, and four emigrant children from the Congo to experience two weeks of summer camp.
Do you know someone like Ann? Submit their story to Cooking Planit via one of the links you see below. It doesn't need to be long, but should be inspiring and explain how someone you know empowers others with their efforts.
In 300 words or less:
Recognize an individual who is making a difference in the lives of others in your community
Share how they donate their time, energy, or love with an unselfish focus of helping others
Give details on how they are working to improve lives of others