We visited grocery stores in S. Irving and we bought groceries for unsuspecting shoppers. One lady only allowed us to buy her groceries if we would allow her to bring us some homemade tamales!!! BOY WERE THE AWESOME!!! Indeed a blessed day!
Adopted 8 children from Happy Hills Farm Academy and took them shopping for new outfits, build a bears, and lunch at Rio Mambo, of course!
Fed the homeless in east Fort Worth and asked them what the needed to better there current condition. Shoes, clothes, tents, hair trimmers... it is quite humbling how requests for basic needs help you to realize all of the things we simply take for granted.
The following story launched our White Envelope tradition. It is at the very heart of who we are as a family, as a company. LIVING IS GIVING. It is what gets us out of bed every morning. It is what drives us each and every day. It is the fabric of our prayers every evening. We hope you enjoy, and perhaps become inspired, as we have.
Editor's Note: This true story was originally published in the December 14, 1982 issue of Woman's Day magazine. It was the first place winner out of thousands of entries in the magazine's "My Most Moving Holiday Tradition" contest in which readers were asked to share their favorite holiday tradition and the story behind it. The story inspired a family from Atlanta, Georgia to start The White Envelope Project and Giving101, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth about the importance of giving.