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Acts of Generosity

Lovely examples of how "Natural & Rational Self Interest" is good for "society". Humans for the most part will work for the betterment of others because we realize we are all in it together. We are hard wired to be this way because working together is more efficient so we do not need to be forced to do this. The massive overflow of goodwill and wealth this creates is so huge that the relatively small percentage of predators, leaches, and thieves will barely make a dent. Do you have a story of generosity to share?
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Teachers Offer Free Classes
In 2012, Gwinnett County, Atlanta schools had $89 million cust from their budget for operating costs. A group of teachers organized by teacher Karon Stocks at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville banded together to give free reading classes for young students this Summer. Stocks said she put out an email, asking co-workers to volunteer with her and "Within 15 minutes I had five people who'd already signed up. We have about 40 to 45 teachers who are coming and volunteering three hours of their time." [source]

Kauai Residents Repair Road for Free
Their livelihood was being threatened, and they were tired of waiting for government help (budget constraints), so business owners and residents on Hawaii's Kauai island pulled together and completed a $4 million repair job to a state park ? for free. Polihale State Park had been closed since severe flooding destroyed an access road to the park and damaged facilities in December. [source]

Chicago Christians Apologize to Gays 
Chicago Christians showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the church.
Cleaners Offer Free Service to Jobless
Plaza Cleaners started business in 1951 and has been Portland's environmentaly friendly cleaners since Steve and Anne Young purchased the business in 1993. Plaza Cleaners has earned a reputation for being one of the area's finest cleaners, and continually strives to produce the highest quality cleaning possible while providing superior customer service. Plaza Cleaners is also a leader in environmental technology. [source]

Food is Free!
Front Yard Community Gardens built out of salvaged materials provide free food for the community. Host a free garden bed this season and start transforming your block. The Food is Free Project is creating a repeatable model of growing food and community. It is our vision and wish to empower you with the knowledge and know-how to transform your block and neighborhood step-by-step. Using salvaged materials we are building front yard community gardens for all to share. Imagine walking down a block lined with fresh produce ready for the picking. Neighbors not only growing food together, but becoming friends and supporting one another. [source]


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