I get an e-mail almost everyday, asking if e-Partners in Giving would be interested in some kind of volunteer initiative. (A lot of you can probably believe that, because I usually forward you a request right after that, asking you to be a part of it.)
Even though I have a hard time saying no to some amazing causes, I’ve started to be a little more selective. There aren’t enough hours in the day.
MOM: “Can you help renovate a house for an underprivileged family in Glen Rose?”
SAMARITAN HOUSE: “Run to Joe’s 5K and 10K coming up…”
In one string of e-mails…March 28th officially became e-Partners in Giving’s “Day of Giving.”
Of course, I can’t just go volunteer and not inform the world via Facebook or Twitter.
NOTE: I’m not bragging and/or showing off when I do this. I want it to be a motivational tool. I want people to say, “Drew is a pretty cool guy and he’s spending his Saturday giving back. Maybe I’ll turn off this golf tournament, skip my afternoon nap, or wait a couple hours to start drinking beer. I want to give back, too.”
Anyway…we were going to give back all day and I was going to blow it up via social media.
The following are the Twitter posts (and photos) from our “Day of Giving.”
A special thank you to members of the e-Partners in Giving family (especially TK and The Bulldog) for rolling up their sleeves for one full day of giving back. I love the fact that you guys have embraced our company’s vision and brand.
• e-Partners “Day of Giving” : Morning 10K benefiting Samaritan House, Cowtown Cleanup , and Christmas in Action (renovating homes for elderly)
• e-Partners’ “Day of Giving” itinerary: 10K for Samaritan House, Cowtown Cleanup (Fort Worth), & Christmas in Action (Glen Rose)
• “Day of Giving” part 3 – cutting down trees & putting sheet metal around house Family w/ 4 kids, no dad & no $ #giving
• “Day of Giving” done – I’m pretty whipped and REALLY stinky I’m glad I did it! Never stop giving back #giving
• “Day of Giving” – Links: Christmas in Action (http://tinyurl.com/d6tpg5); Back on My Feet (http://tinyurl.com/d9ebb8) #giving
As I reflected on the day, I realized that each initiative was simply a hand up – not a hand out – to a group of individuals or communities. It was reminder how fortunate we truly are, and how a small gesture of generosity can go a long way.
NEVER STOP GIVING BACK.