What is generosity and why does it matter?
Generosity is unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others.
“Service is a key facet of generosity. Its nature of giving and coming to the aid of others, makes service the backbone of generosity.” Tracy Poindexter-Canton, Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101. PACE guest columnist July 2019.
“When we choose to give generously to others, we become truly rich with everything that really matters in life.” Pastor Cyndi Langhans, Mirabeau Chapel and PACE guest columnist July 2019.
“Generosity is quiet. It isn’t for the recognition or the thanks. It is selfless and even small. The smallest form of generosity could end up making someone’s day a whole lot better.” Kynlee Dub, Tekoa High School freshman (in 2014). PACE guest columnist July 2014.
“Next time you give liberally (or as the Notre Dame folks said, “giving good things to others freely and abundantly) of your treasure, time, and talent, do so sacrificially, anonymously, and with no-strings-attached. Then your generosity will be truly noble.” The Honorable Jeffrey Smith, District Court Judge. PACE guest columnist July 2018.
A great way to demonstrate and model good character – Citizenship, Caring, Generosity and Gratitude – is to volunteer in our community. Check out these listings of community service opportunities for families, schools, businesses and civic groups.
Volunteer Spokane – A centralized resource of volunteer opportunities provided by Spokane County United Way....Read More
Volunteering has always been a passion of mine. In the summer during some of my middle/high school years, I volunteered as a camp counselor at camp Na-Bor-Lee and was a leader at Vacation Bible School. During the school year, I would go to the local nursing home and visit and play bingo with a woman who I had met in the time that my great grandfather was there....Read More
My most poignant experiences with generosity have happened through mentorship. Amongst an eclectic network of mentors – comprised of childhood dance and art teachers, colleagues and college professors to family members, peers and fellow artists – I have discovered various facets of generosity;...Read More