Giving is.. multi-faceted. by Kimberly Park Some give for the betterment of a cause - be it water, shelter, food or disaster relief. Some give to make another smile. Some give just for the sake of the volunteering spirit. Some give just to have something to write for a college admission essay. Some give to spread the word of the Gospel. Some give so that their country stands a fighting chance....
Giving is universal.
Giving is… universal. by Heidi Chang Giving happens when someone loves someone else, and love is a language that all people, regardless of age, sex, race, culture, or region, understand. Heidi Chang is BU ASH’s chapter secretary. Although soft-spoken, her vibrant personality can be seen through her funny yet lengthy story-telling skills. Notice her in a sea of faces by the variety...
Giving is hope.
Giving is… hope. by Eric Yu Giving can be unconventional. As an unemployed student, I don’t have the resources to donate hundreds of dollars to charity every month. I give what I can- my love and passion for music. And this provides people with a hope that monetary gifts simply can’t. I believe music can provide joy and healing to others as it has for me and that’s why I...
Giving is selfless action.
Giving is… selfless action. by Jessica Shipman We are driven by a culture of giving to receive. You help your friend move because you know you’re moving in three weeks and you expect him to be there. You donate to charity because you receive a tax return, or a t-shirt. So many cultural norms have developed out of this cyclical mentality. We don’t waste our time on behaviors or take action...
Giving is everything.
Giving is… everything. by charity: water charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Right now, 800 million people on the planet don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. That’s one in nine of us. Unsafe water and lack...
Giving is the spirit I want to cultivate.
Giving is… the spirit I want to cultivate. by Kendra Stanton Lee Kendra is a university professor, writer, and blogger. A native Mid-Westerner, she currently lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband and two children. A self-proclaimed fan of craft root beer, The Wire, and Curtis Sittenfeld novels, you can read about her life adventures on her blog, *kendraspondence*.
Giving is subtle.
Giving is… subtle. by Daniel Kim Giving is subtle. It happens in those quick moments… those moments we often forget so easily. Giving comes from a smile, a hand shake, a wave or even a hug. That split second encounter can mean the world. Even in the simple exchange of a hug from one friend to another, every intimate moment, every talk, every laugh, every tear, every prayer can be...
Giving is making memories with people you love.
Giving is… making memories with people you love. by Jay Chen That $20 gift card to that clothing store will be used for a shirt that will eventually go out of style. That ten piece tea set will become chipped and live out the rest of its life in the corner of a dusty cupboard. That box of chocolates that you thought would make a really great gift? Probably will be re-gifted – lets be...
Giving is consistent.
Giving is… consistent. by Hannah Song My freshmen year, I attended a meeting of some sort in which I was introduced to World Vision. After the meeting, I was overwhelmed with this urgent need to pick up a card to essentially provide for a child and his/her family. Without giving it any thought, I held this card with a picture of a little girl and a brief description of who she was and...
Giving is love.
Giving is… love. by Stacy Min Stacy Min is a BU ‘11 grad with a specialty in graphic design. Currently, she is a design coordinator for a well-known accessory line in the tri-state area. During her free time, she collects inspirational quotes for design and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Giving is personal.
Giving is… personal. by Grace Ko I’ve always struggled with math — funny, considering how society expects every Asian to excel in this subject. Something about its logic and rigidity never made any sense to little ‘ol me. My mom never understood how I couldn’t grasp such a rational subject and wondered where the lack of math genes went. My hate for math can be...
Giving is a privilege.
Giving is… a privilege. by Eric Choi “Giving” lends many meanings. Even a slight glance through this campaign confirms its flexibility, and relative/subjective nature. But despite its many interpretations, there’s a simple underlying truth of giving that grants us privilege: when we give, we always receive. It’s a modest equation. You give ‘x’, and you get ‘y’. And though the variables are...
Giving is taking risks.
Giving is… taking risks. by Praise Hong In my book, the act of giving involves taking a certain degree of risk with the receiving end. Whether it is material goods or a room in your heart that you’re giving away, you choose to entrust the receiver with something that belonged to you. For people as paranoid and mistrusting as I can be, some fears and questions come into picture: What if they...
Giving is to living, as exhaling is to breathing
Giving is… to living as exhaling is to breathing. by Rev. Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M. Giving is to living as exhaling is to breathing. If you’re not giving for half of your life, you are not fully alive, anymore than someone who continually holds their breath and then has to gasp for air is correctly breathing. Giving involves much more than simply redistributing money or material goods...
Giving is reciprocal
Giving is… Reciprocal. by Jason Paik Whenever someone gives something to someone else, there is always a weight of burden against the giver, regardless how big or small. At the very basic definition of “giving”, the giver actually gets nothing physically in return or else “giving” essentially loses its meaning. “Giving” entails owning up what you lose and living in...
Giving is friendship.
Giving is… friendship. by Jennifer Kim Closing off yet another school year and watching new graduates leave, it’s hard to imagine where I would be without my friends. Their words, attitudes, and actions have aided in the becoming and molding of what is incessantly known as the ‘new me.’ In all my imperfections, they have continuously shown me love and understanding...
Giving is talent.
Giving is… talent. by Jane Nam By talent, I don’t mean that the act of giving demands a certain degree of flair/aptitude from the person doing the deed…nor do I think that the art of giving is a special sort of “gift” that only some people have and can do. Sometimes, giving is so deeply associated with us having to exhaust our time, money and energy that we forget...
Giving is long lasting.
Giving is… long lasting. by Ian Park and Ambassadors for Sustained Health Some gifts give for generations. Happy Mother’s Day. In collaboration with Ambassadors for Sustained Health, Ian Park, a New York-based video producer, filmed a video for the Giving Is project to share ASH’s perspective on giving. Ian is a video producer, director and editor at a digital content...
Giving is contagious.
Giving Is… contagious. by The Jubilee Project In 2010, Eddie, Eric and Jason founded The Jubilee Project, a social impact production group that makes videos for a good cause. JP’s vision is to empower, enable and inspire others to do good as well. To date, The Jubilee Project has produced over 60 videos and raised over $30k for 15 organizations. Visit their website, follow them on...
Giving is today.
Giving Is… today. by Eddo Kim Today’s culture reeks of “to-become.” We gloss over the urgency of today and cling to the optimism of tomorrow. Giving is no exception. Our implicit logic screams at us: “I don’t make six-figures yet, but when I do one day, I’m going to give. OR, I have this crazy idea that’s going to end global poverty one day, but I...
Giving is sharing!
Giving Is… sharing. by Carmen Lynch and Liz Miele In every single form! Apartment C3 is a weekly web-series consisting of comedians Liz Miele and Carmen Lynch and photographer Chris Vongsawat… as well as Pasta, the cat. Check out www.AptC3.com. Carmen was a semi-finalist on Season 7’s Last Comic Standing. Liz has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Chris has had photos...
Giving is limitless.
Giving is… limitless. by Alice Lee and Grace Baek We were excited to finally move into our studio. We paid the deposit, signed the papers, scoured Craigslist for cheap furniture, and planned a trip to Ikea to decorate our new place with our limited college budgets. Green, we decided, was going to be our accent color, and the wall next to our heater was going to be covered with photos of...
Giving is what you make of it.
Giving Is… what you make of it. by Danielle Beckmann So make it something meaningful! Danielle Beckmann is a Southern California native who moved to the Big Apple four years ago to pursue her acting career. She is the Head Producer of the hit stand-up comedy show in Manhattan, Comic Diversity. Danielle is also on the board of her non-profit theatre company, Sparrowtree, based in Brooklyn,...
Giving is costly.
Giving is… costly. by Michelle Bang My knowledge on economics boils down to the concept of opportunity cost. Each decision is accompanied by a choice that was not taken - when my sister chooses a hamburger over salad, she is missing out on better arterial blood flow but gains a muffin-top made of lard over her jeans. Or, in the case of this picture, when I chose to scream and cry in agony,...
Giving is found in the small details.
Giving is… found in the small details. by Amy Yu This is just a simple drawing completed by a kindergartner during an ordinary day of arts and crafts at a standard elementary school. Every student in the class created something on paper, all of which probably solicited a quick “good job!”, only to be stashed away amongst a pile of other drawings, easily forgotten. But this...
Giving is failing.
Giving Is… failing. by John Choe Giving is failing because it’s still necessary. After nearly 5 decades of charity and missions and debt-relief and benefit concerts and viral video, well-intentioned non-profits like ASH are still asking for money to “fix” the problems of the developing world. As long as non-profit organizations continue to rely on the practice of asking...
Giving is sharing experiences.
Giving Is… sharing experiences. by Clara Pyo People are givers, whether we recognize it or not. If you really think about it, we’re always giving. Surely giving can be made up of the simple things—a hello, a hug, a random act of kindness—these are all part of things we give to others all the time. But what does giving really mean? And why is giving so important? Giving to me, is...
Giving is unexpectedly reciprocal.
Giving Is… unexpectedly reciprocal. by Kyle Murakami Processing my past year in Kenya is proving to be a difficult and daunting task. Though, there is one thing I know for sure. It was the best year of my life. I had never been more challenged, alone, inspired, thankful, and everything else that comes with giving a year of your life to something greater than yourself. I thought I was going...
Giving is going for a ride.
Giving Is… going for a ride. by Dan Shin This is dedicated to the times when I had the discipline and good mind to ride my bike to work. I could say that I did it to help the environment in lowering my carbon footprint, but those rides were really like little gifts to myself. The second story from our staff series! Dan Shin is the Creative Director for Ambassadors for Sustained Health,...
Giving is being generous.
Giving Is… being generous. This February 14th, we’re joining in the cause to reboot Valentine’s Day and opening our hearts in a new way. Instead of your basic chocolate and red roses, we’re saying “yes” to everything coming our way. Join us today to discover a day with more meaning and connection. Let’s make a movement of individuals that say...
Giving is on replay.
For Haeree by mileeo on Grooveshark Giving Is… on replay. by Michelle Chang I’m so predictable. Start with beautiful vocals (young female indie or fresh male artist), throw in piano and some unique percussion and it’s on repeat 1 until I’m air playing every nuance like it’s an autonomic reflex. There’s something about finding the perfect song that makes everything...
Giving is sharing happiness.
Giving Is… sharing happiness. by The ASHmates The ASHmates are what we call the many volunteers who donate their time for Ambassadors for Sustained Health. We wouldn’t be able to function without these folks. Want to join the team? Check us out at http://weareash.org.
Giving is just the beginning.
Giving Is… just the beginning We all have a lot to give. That’s why every Monday, we’ll be sharing someone’s story—whether it’s words, a picture, drawing, video, song, you name it—about what giving means to them. Stories might be about a gift received or one given. It might be about a defining moment, lending hand, advice, or role model. It could be about how a...