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Wednesday’s Word – Philanthropy

11/07/2012

Did you know that one of the synonyms for Kindness is Philanthropy?

English: LSUAIDSWalk Quilt

English: LSUAIDSWalk Quilt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most people, I’m sure, when they hear the word are immediately thinking of foundations headed by the wealthy, giving to art organizations and the like.  While that may be true, it’s not the whole picture.  Each of us has an opportunity to do something philanthropic, whether it be volunteering in the community or donating to a cause or charity.  It could be one time or on-going.  The point is, if we look for it, we all have an occasion, and in some ways an obligation, to do good for others.  Our world depends on it!  What do you think?  Is there a place in your community that could benefit by your philanthropic actions?

Definition From Dictionary.com – altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.

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2 comments

  1. Absolutely agree. Giving back is so important


    • Yes, and people need to know even giving in the “smallest” way can make a big impact…:)



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