“Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving.
It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.”
~ Gisele Bündchen,
Model, Environmentalist, Philanthropist &
Executive Producer – Gisele & the Green Team
“Christmas is a tonic for our souls.
It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.
It directs our thoughts to giving.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
~ Thomas Spencer Monson,
“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit
our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame (star)
“When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door. “
~ Arthur Unknown
“It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.”
~ Carol Burnett,
Actress, Comedienne, Singer & Writer,
“I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back.
It’s important not to focus on yourself too much.”
~ Nicole Kidman,
Actress, Film Producer & Singer
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny,
inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
~ Golda Meir,
Teacher, Kibbutznik, Stateswoman, Politician, & Fourth Prime Minister of Israel
“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.
Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”
~ W. J. Tucker”,
“Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal.
We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition.”
~ Fred Melamed,
Actor, Producer & Writer
“But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.”
~ Michael Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer & Actor.
“Generosity is the best investment.”
~ Diane Von Furstenberg,
“The idea of life is to give and receive.”
~ Dizzy Gillespie
a.k.a John Birks Gillespie,
Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer & Singer.
“For some people the definition of success is attaining a lot of material things. For others it’s fame or fortune.
For me, success means being fulfilled and leading a balanced life. I feel that I have truly been blessed in all areas of my life
and the only true thing to do is to give back. I compare it to tithing, … I’m tithing of my time, spirit and knowledge.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.”
~ Pablo Picasso,
Ceramicist, Sculptor, Printmaker, Poet, Painter,
Playwright and Stage Designer
“”Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.”
~ Lao Tzu ,
Poet & Philosopher
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“Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about,
and having success means I can do more.”
a.k.a William James Adams,
Founder of i.am Angel,
Director of Creative Innovation for Intel (2011),
Founder of The Back-Eyed Peas,
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur,
Actor, DJ, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Grammy Awards (7), American Music Awards(8), Billboard Music Award,
Daytime Emmy Awards (2), Latin Grammy Award, Television Rack Awards (10x),
Teen Choice Award, MTV Video Music Awards (2) and World Music Awards (3)
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker
“One of the blessings of being rich is the blessing to be charitable.”
“A Beautiful woman uses
her lips for Truth,
her voice for Kindness,
her ears for Compassion,
her hands for Charity and
her heart for Love.
For those who do not like her,
she uses Prayer.”
~ Jolly Rutten,
” God has given us two hands,
one to receive with and the other to give with.
We are not cisterns made for hoarding;
we are channels made for sharing.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator & Author
“He who gives money gives some,
he who gives time gives more,
and he who gives of himself gives all.”
~ Thomas Spencer Monson,