“Hi-ho service away”
- from Serving and Giving by John-Roger and Paul Kaye
I love Anonymous Donors! These wonderful individuals are the donors and volunteers that don't want to be thanked for their generosity of spirit. Taken to the extreme, these folks refuse any recognition for their giving of money, time or efforts. That is the true essence of giving and service.
I know these wonderful people exist. I’ve worked with them. I’ve rode my bicycle alongside them for miles as they’ve raised money for important causes like Psoriasis and Juvenile Diabetes. I’ve run next to them in marathons for causes that are near and dear to me like combating heart disease or giving the homeless opportunities to get back on their feet. And I’ve signed them in at events, chatted with them over coffee and have had the honor of hearing about their acts of courage. While I said thank you to them, that was the last thing they needed or wanted to hear. They were serving out of love, caring and a quest for change.
I was inspired to write about this today thanks to a wonderful book called Serving and Giving by John-Roger and Paul Kaye - it was given to me by my friend and coach Melissa Ford and I highly recommend it. In one section that truly made me smile, they reference the Lone Ranger. As you may remember from the old serial, this hero never waited around to be thanked leaving the townspeople to ask “Who was that masked man?”
None other than the Lone Ranger...And your Amazing Anonymous Donors!