When I was a young girl, my grandmother agreed to raise money for Cerebral Palsy. There was no affinity or anyone in our family who was affected by this awful disease. With me in tow, we rang doorbells in the privileged community of Lawrence, New York, where I grew up. Every home we asked for a donation gave us a check for this worthy charity. I know it was more than seeing a young healthy child with her beloved grandmother that made our friends and neighbors give us more than $10,000 that beautiful autumn day.
What stayed with me throughout my life was the lesson my grandmother wanted me to learn. Life is not just about receiving. Winston Churchill said it best “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”
This past weekend the staff of Adrea Rubin Marketing, and their families, participated in a Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It was a charity the employees chose to support because their families have been affected by this awful illness. As a group, we raised more than $1,300.00 by walking two miles and giving from our hearts. I am proud of these generous souls that live by the same lesson that my grandmother taught me a long time ago.