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15 top generosity quotes and images to share

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Generosity is at the heart of everything we do at The Bautista Project. If it weren't for generous people like you we would not have the necessary resources to fulfill our calling. What is the purpose our team has been called to?

Ending homelessness one person at a time.

Following are a few of our favorite quotes about what it means to be generous and how to live that value out loud. Feel free to share them with others and spread kindness everywhere you go (and yes! that does include social media).

Will you join us?

#1 “If speaking kindly to plants makes them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do.” - Unknown

We don’t know where this quote first came from but as plant lovers and world changers we know there is great power in words. What we say matters. Speak kindness to spread kindness. It’s essentially what’s behind the tBP catchphrase and #DontTripUplift.

#2 “Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life.” - Mollie Marti

Ask anyone who has been to the streets of Tampa Bay with us. What they found were people, friends, and a purpose to live generously. If you’re looking to fill your days with more purpose, why not join us one Saturday to hand out Snack Paxx . You might be surprised by the friendships you gain.

Email to let her know you'd like to help one Saturday.

#3 “My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York.” - Larry King

It’s so important to remember we don’t know everyone’s story. We see them where they are today and often make judgments as to what got them there when what is really important is that a human being is standing before us in need of our love and generous spirit.

Tampa has earned the nickname Champa Bay for its greatness in sports. What if that nickname also trickled down to how we treated the individuals who live in our great city? What if Champa Bay meant that collectively we had come together and put an end to homelessness?

#4 “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —Desmond Tutu

Homelessness doesn’t just affect the homeless. It actually has high costs, financially and physically for the whole community. For more information read The Impact of Homelessness on Economic Competitiveness.

#5 “Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” Mother Teresa

It’s hard to argue with a nun, especially this one! None of us can tackle the big issue of homelessness alone. It takes all of us. EVERY SINGLE ONE doing one small thing a day. It adds up though. It adds up in big ways! Especially to that one person, you help today.

#6 “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Do we need to say more? One of our core values is to be inclusive, to welcome all into volunteering and into accessing our services without regard to their faith or their race.

The criteria to volunteer is DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The criteria to access our services is DO YOU NEED THEM?

#7 “In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.” -John F. Kennedy

See #6 and add politics to the list. Homelessness is a bipartisan issue that we have to work together on to end.

#8 “OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.” -Jennifer Aniston

We have to agree. These are some good relationship goals If they're good for partners to possess, then they're probably worth possessing ourselves. Not to mention volunteering together is a great way to get to know each other!

Ready to join us but short on time? We’re always in need of people like you who will commit to giving monthly, whether that’s $5 or $5000, every penny gets us one step closer to providing necessary housing and resources.