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The Giving Show
The Giving Show

AIR DATE: December 13, 2010

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we look at the spirit of giving. How do we give, even in this economy? Have you lost your job or home? Who has given to you? Do you still find a way to give? And what motivates giving? Before your Thanksgiving meal, we share stories of kindness. We want to hear from you... what motivated you to give the homeless man on the corner a hot meal? Or what did you see that melted your heart? In these tough times, where do you see the spirit of giving?

Robert Fowler, Sr Pastor, Victory Missionary Baptist Church
Mary Beth Zahedi, volunteer
Major Rhonda Lloyd, Dir of Special Services, Salvation Army of Clark County
Sarah Ning, volunteer, Nevada Cancer Institute

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Sometimes the smallest act can lead to wonderful results. It often starts with saying yes.

A few years ago a friend was very sick. His non-profit helped people with homelessness and dug and alcohol issues, which are often inter-related.

I just said yes. He needed help, which led to opening a recovery center which still exists to this day even after his passing. Thousands of people have been helped due to one small act of saying yes.

Some of the greatest feelings I've had in my life have nothing to do with money or things, but with giving. Big or small, I encourage you to just say yes and help someone, in any way, this holiday season.

Michael CremeanNov 24, 2010 09:55:32 AM
My wife was at a local cancer clinic getting her daily radiation therapy when she overheard a problem with one of the other patients.

This woman was disabled and had arrived by a special RTC shuttle bus. Her doctor told her the treatment that day would not require a co-pay, but the clinic did require a $15 co-pay.

She had no money with her and could not get her treatment. She would have to get the shuttle to return, take her home, find the money and return to the clinic. It would take hours. The clinic staff wouldn't help. No exceptions. Everyone in the waiting room just looked uncomfortable.

My wife stepped up and handed the woman a $20 bill. "That's for your $15 co-pay. Keep the rest."

Do what you can to help people who need it.

Pass it forwardNov 24, 2010 09:40:58 AM
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