Archive for February, 2011

Share A Smile On March 1

Monday, February 28th, 2011

March 1 is host to a little-known holiday that we’d love to see more people celebrate. It’s Share A Smile Day, a time to spread joy through the simple act of displaying your toothy grin.

We don’t know the origin of Share A Smile Day, but we think it’s a great cause. It’s on occasion with one simple purpose: to make people happy.

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Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand didn’t expect the 6.3 earthquake that violently struck their town on Tuesday, February 22. People were going about their daily routines at work, school and local shops. Then life as they knew it suddenly stopped.

The quake hit with unimaginable ferocity. Buildings were destroyed. Cars were crushed. Lives were lost. Three days later, the death toll is still unknown. This was nothing short of a heartbreaking tragedy.

Still, amidst the destruction, rubble and chaos, there is a ray of hope.

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Finding Her Family

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Kaitlyn knew very little about her family. She knew her sister’s name, age and a city where she might have lived, but not much else.

For years Kaitlyn dreamed about finding her sister. She began to fear it would never be more than an impossible dream. Still, she never gave up hope.

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Child abduction. It’s a crime that’s almost too painful to discuss. But it is tragically common in cities like Shenzhen, China.

In 2008, a 3-year-old boy named Peng Wenle was kidnapped. It happened on the street in front of his family’s small business. The boy’s father, Peng Gaofeng, feared he’d never see his beloved son again.

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7 Ways To Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

When was the last time you did something nice for “no reason”? We all have the ability to brighten someone’s day. To bring a smile to the face a family member, friend or even a stranger. But how often do we try?

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a 24-hour period dedicated to encouraging people to simply be kind to each other. Here are 7 ways you can participate:

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American educators are known for going above and beyond to help their students. Baseball coach Tom Walter just set the bar a little higher.

Walter is a 42-year-old coach at Wake Forest University (WFU). He’s always been known as someone who does everything possible for his kids. He gives his time, knowledge, experience, and in February 2011, Walter even gave his kidney.

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Background reports provide a wealth of useful information. They show you full names, aliases and maiden names. They tell you if someone has married, divorced, gone through bankruptcy or been charged with a criminal offense. But if you order these reports frequently, it can get expensive.

That’s why PeopleFinders is proud to announce our new Background Check Membership. It’s an easy way to get all the reports you need for one low price.

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