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December 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Give the gift of your time this holiday season

Foster healthier, more peacful homes and communities

‘Tis the season to make wise and loving choices about the gifts we give our children; choices that send a message about our hopes for them [“Lives changed: ‘We all have something to give,’ page one, Nov. 24].

We need to ask if our gifts encourage mental and emotional growth, while fostering healthier, more peaceful homes and communities.

There are many inexpensive books, puzzles, toys and games that encourage growth in these areas. But there is also a more precious gift, one that is affordable by everyone because it’s free: the gift of our time. Instead of purchasing a gift, why not present a certificate redeemable for time to read, hike, play or do a project together?

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December 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Jack MacDonald’s incredible gift

May we all follow his example of generosity

What a beautiful story, even more because of the generosity of this wonderfully shy man [“Frugal, shy man left ‘huge surprise,’” page one, Nov. 27].

He worked hard and dedicated his entire life’s work. He looked into the future to ensure that his work would help others, especially needy children who aren’t able to help themselves.

In this day and age, there are very few dedicated people who don’t seek fame or notoriety. These few people merely do their daily work and never seek recognition for what they have done.

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March 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Former QFC CEO plans bike event to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Co-sponsors are supportive Regarding Nicole Brodeur’s column “Stuart Sloan rides for life” [NW Arts&Life, March 10]: What began as a wonderful story about an amazing man and a truly worthwhile cause, suddenly angered me at the categorization of co-sponsors as “[Sloan’s] highfalutin’ co-sponsors …” The adjectives that come to my mind are generous, committed, supportive. I doubt…

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