My Mom…From the Be the Gift Kids

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We speak often of the delightful Single Moms we are privileged to help each and every week.  We have yet to share the voices of the children we hear from who ask us to help their mom and family.  Many are happy and well-adjusted yet there are those that if you read between the lines, you will [...]

Hands and Feet

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Be the Gift is such a blessing to me and my children in a BIG way.  All that they have done spoke wonders to me, my family and my extended family.  I have been serving the Lord for a little over five years now and have spoken to them about how good God is.  Them [...]

Four Generations

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How can you explain something that has left you speechless, even long after you have experienced it?  That is where I find myself as I try to write about how very blessed I felt the Saturday that “Be The Gift” came to my house.  The Saturday when men and women who I had not known [...]

Next Month, Next Paycheck, Next Year

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"My daughter and I want to thank you so much for all you have done for us.  As a single mom working full time at a busy not for profit, there never seemed to be enough time or money to fix things when they broke.  I was always saying, next month, next paycheck, next year [...]

Carry with Compassion

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We were contacted by a sweet lady requesting help for her friend. It reminds us of a bible verse in the book of Galatians chapter 6 that says to "Carry each others burdens". The translation of the word burdens here is emptiness and void. So in essence by her simply taking the time and initiative of asking BTG to help [...]

A Volkswagen Bug and Mountains of Leaves

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We love helping in any way we can, even when it is as simple as hauling away several bags of leaves.  After receiving this thank you note from a single mom, we are reminded again about how the simple things make the biggest difference. "I'm a single mother, working full time and maintaining a freelance [...]

National Volunteer Week

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April 12th through 18th organizations all across the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week.  It is a time where we get a chance to share the inspirational stories of those who have given their time and lives to make an impact in their communities.  We are so very thankful to all the Be the Gift volunteers who give [...]

Thank You, Be the Gift

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Our volunteers spent the day putting in new flooring to be sure the home was a clean, healthy place to continue raising her children.  While several volunteers worked on the flooring, others put in brand new window coverings, gave the walls some fresh paint, cleaned the kitchen, trimmed branches in the backyard, and spent time loving [...]

For Such a Time as This

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A letter from one of our single moms... "The team of volunteers have done a tremendous amount of work for us— painting areas we had not finished due to time constraints so that it would be finished before installing flooring in rooms that we had not had the financial ability to work on.  They also [...]

Hidey-Ho, Neighbor

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When we are out at a project for a single mom, the neighbors often get curious.  Some will stand just outside their front doors and watch as our our volunteers work on projects.  Sometimes they will come over to say hello and ask what we are doing.  The last project I was at a neighbor [...]