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12 acts of generosity to change the world

by Rachel Iliadis  |  May 1, 2013  |  Category: Stories  |  Tags: 12, acts, change, generosity, world

If you're like me, you want to change the world. You dream about providing freedom for those in bondage and clean drinking water for every man, woman, and child on the planet. But then someone informs you that there are 27 million slaves in the world and that 783 million people don't have access to clean water. You freeze and walk away because what can you do to really make an impact?But here's the truth: You are

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Generosity in the face of tragedy

by Rachel Iliadis  |  April 16, 2013  |  Category: Stories  |  Tags: boston, generosity, marathon

On Monday, the nation watched as two exploding bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead, including an 8-year-old child, and injured hundreds more. A day of celebration quickly turned into a horrific event. But in the midst of all the chaos and confusion, hands reached out to save. A light of generosity and selflessness made its way to the victims.

"For all the horror today, what I ... read full post  |  1 comments

Hope afterall

by Rachel Iliadis  |  December 21, 2012  |  Category: Stories  |  Tags: 2012, christmas, hope

Oh, Christmas. My favorite time of the year. There's just something magical about it all. It seems as if the glittering lights, homemade sugar cookies, and nostalgic carols bring out the best in people. It's a season of generosity and hope for the days to come. But for some reason, this year feels different.

From across the room, the sparkling tree catches my attention. My eyes gaze into the beauty of the tree, ... read full post  |  4 comments

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