Strengthen or spark a relationship between 11/24/2015 and 12/1/15 at 11:59pm!

Generous Thread supporters are excited to match every 10 actions with $1,000!

Each $1,000 match will be activated when 10 people share how they have strengthened or sparked a relationship. Help us build a movement by inviting your cousins, neighbors, and colleagues to join us.

Your commitment has blown this campaign out of the water and you’ve inspired our donors to double down! We now have the matches for 800 actions.

We've exceeded our goal of 1,000 actions!

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We encourage you to do more than one act, but only one act per person will be included in the match. 

A huge thank you to our donors whose matches have been activated: Teddy Davidson, Sarah & Ryan Hemminger, Jeff Cohen, Heather & Derek Benz, Patricia & Scott Soffen, and Mark Edmonds & Barbara Braxton-Edmonds, Jan Houbolt & Rachel Wohl, Barbara & Sigmund Shapiro, Susan Fleishman, Michelle & Bruce Leff, Stephen & Laura Kelly, Steven & Ann Loar Brooks, Rodney Foxworth, Scott Sherman & Julie Rothman, Brenda Wilson & Barry Greenberg, Bradley Harden, Krishna Potarazu, Cheryl Boyer, and Anonymous(2)!

1138 people have taken action so far.

Lynn Carrico strengthened/sparked a relationship by I gave $20 to a homeless, Afghanistan Veteran who I have seen standing at Timonium Road and the I83 exit ramp. Although he avoids eye contact when standing there, he was very gracious and appreciative and made eye contact with me when he accepted the money. It made me feel good.

 

Eric Talley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Better communicating and bonding using a great vehicle tools such as date night.

 

Benjie Jenkins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Attending a fundraiser for Seeds of Peace, which brings together children from areas of conflict around the world to build connections and leadership skills.

 

Katrina strengthened/sparked a relationship by raking leaves for neighbors.

 

steven brooks strengthened/sparked a relationship by attending a charitable giving/information session at work

 

Mark strengthened/sparked a relationship by Celebrating the birth of a friend's first child.

 

Jessica strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a friend and her family over for a Hanukkah meal which I will cook for them.

 

Laura strengthened/sparked a relationship by staying up to bond with my cousin until midnight, in spite of exhaustion.

 

Lauren Ab strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering with refugee youth in East Baltimore and always greeting them with a welcoming smile 🙂

 

Anette Goelet strengthened/sparked a relationship by Having friends for dinner who wants to help me with a charity for people with mental illness

 

Robin Smith strengthened/sparked a relationship by Always being real nice to people on the phone and in person.

 

Mary Voneiff strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering my spare bedroom up to a friend going through a personal struggle while she gets back on her feet

 

Jaishon Scott strengthened/sparked a relationship by Feeding a few local homeless people

 

WESLEY NELSON strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened a relationship by helping friends with their finances to enable them to pay their utility bills.

 

Boris G. strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tonight I met with fellow organizers, preparing to put on a large blues dance event, that brings together dancers and musicians from across the country.

 

Lauren Zeitels strengthened/sparked a relationship by celebrating my friend's accomplishments

 

Ruud strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering to create a website for someone who wanted to share her ideas.

 

Gifford Brooks strengthened/sparked a relationship by Calling my family and catching up.

 

Carrie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making small talk waiting for the bus to work. I'm quite shy, so this was difficult but it was worth it. I've now made five friends that are really important to me.

 

Karla strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving my friend advice and being there for her when she was going through something difficult.

 

Rayna H strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating clothes that my family and I cannot wear anymore to the Goodwill and Salvation Army.

 

Sydney strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tutoring at a Baltimore city school with Reading Partners.

 

Karla strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving my friend advice and being there for her when she was going through something difficult.

 

Kasturi Nair strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking to someone I didn't know in the library.

 

Marcy Mochel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my aging parents prepare for Christmas, did all the meal preparation and cooking, and spent time with them both.

 

Audrey strengthened/sparked a relationship by catching up with an old friend over the phone today.

 

Maggie Yado strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying winter clothes for my friends 5 children. She appreciated it and I felt wonderful!

 

David strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sharing stories and video of my son's Bar Mitzvah with my 92 year-old great aunt who wasn't able to attend

 

Ellen Ewens strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving a caretaker time for herself

 

Hannah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hosting a friend for Thanksgiving.

 

Kira strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking delicious dinner ready when my husband got home.

 

Karen Baumann strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to a community organizing meeting to show my support and strengthen my relationship with my community.

 

Laurie strengthened/sparked a relationship by daily caring contact via phone or e'mail. Making frequent plans to spend time together in person. The frequent correspondence really shows you care.

 

Madina Dzhikaeva strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying some chocolate for the concierge in our building. It's an overlooked job and people often don't even know their names.

 

Charlotte Floyd strengthened/sparked a relationship by Driving a friend to lectures she very much wanted to hear after she had a shoulder replacement.

 

Susan strengthened/sparked a relationship by by having a conversation (and a donation) with a homeless person and my 4 year old who seems them often as we drive to school.

 

Julie bolyard strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making plans to have old friends get together to reconnect.

 

Matthew Fischetti strengthened/sparked a relationship by By getting out of my comfort zone to share in my student's interests.

 

louis levine strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking an interest in my students personal life

 

Andrew Coy strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time saying thank in person today to a number of folks that have made a big difference in my life.

 

Charlotta Jenkins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Stopping in the midst of my busy work day to help my stepdaughter (who has bipolar) in the midst of a crisis.

 

Renee Mason strengthened/sparked a relationship by provide assistance with improving resumes

 

Maichael Mason strengthened/sparked a relationship by Participate in a service activity with my family before Christmas.

 

Lindsey Henley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Staying late to support a colleague's work

 

olivia strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting friends for thanksgiving

 

David strengthened/sparked a relationship by Introducing myself and thanking those who often go unappreciated at my workplace.

 

Rachel Fulchiero strengthened/sparked a relationship by Encouraging and participating in a visit to his dying grandfather who he has not been in touch with for many years.

 

Caroline Sagrera strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering at a women's shelter

 

Howard Baetjer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Planned/pledged: Arranging a Christmas gift from members of my department to the big, kind, gracious African-immigrant janitor in our building.

 

Paul Ferraro strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending flowers and a letter to my grandmother.and a note to a friend in Chicago to let him know I'm proud of his accomplishments

 

Charli Dawidczyk strengthened/sparked a relationship by Calling the mother of a Thread student to let her know that even though my job took me away from Baltimore, I am only a phone call away if she ever needs anything!

 

Caryl Siems strengthened/sparked a relationship by Delivering hot chocolate to the helpful workers at the Baltimore City Dump in appreciation for the hard work they do!

 

lisa martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Engaging my 92 year old grandfather in story telling!

 

chris strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to see my brother in law while his father was dying. after the visit sent him updates via text on football games he wanted to know about.

 

Christine strengthened/sparked a relationship by Training a new employee at work and helping him acclimate

 

Rebecca strengthened/sparked a relationship by supporting underprivileged high school students.

 

Matt strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened my relationship with one of my best friends by committing to fly her new rescue dog to her. She was recently struck by a truck while riding her horse. The horse died, she lost half her leg, and a week later her beloved dog also died. She's adopted a new one from central Florida and I'm going to fly down to pick it up, and then fly it to Portland.

 

Barbara strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a woman that I used to work with and asking her out to lunch since she as is all alone now.

 

Renee strengthened/sparked a relationship by treating a friend to her first yoga class!

 

Sarah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to others

 

April strengthened/sparked a relationship by enjoying a lunch out with my friend

 

christina chambreau strengthened/sparked a relationship by COMING OVER to a friend's house who needed company and help with her chores.

 

Peter Jackson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going out my way to help

 

Andrew Buerger strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping them see the world a different way.

 

Stacey strengthened/sparked a relationship by Thinking of a positive attribute, every time a negative one popped into my head

 

Miriam strengthened/sparked a relationship by actively listening to those around me

 

Susan Breslin strengthened/sparked a relationship by By demonstrating selfless compassion , love, and genuine concern for another by giving of myself with generosity of spirit.

 

Robert Nelson strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping kids

 

Krista strengthened/sparked a relationship by Counting voter registrations for a non profit.

 

Margaret Ogden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a friend choose a Christmas present for her boyfriend

 

Nathan Ogden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Arranging to meet an old friend in another state to spend sometime together for the holidays

 

Eric Talley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Participating in a mentoring program for male middle school students.

 

Sharon Talley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Assisting teachers in the classroom during the summer at a STEM's camp for disadvantaged youth.

 

Kathy Finney strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving my umbrella to a homeless man during a huge rain storm and then walking in the rain to work.

 

Mara Steinhaus strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying a coworker tea and letting her vent about the stresses of applying to graduate school.

 

Danelle Cayea strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending extra time at work with a person who was having a difficult time

 

anonymous strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving to those less fortunate

 

Brenda Kornman strengthened/sparked a relationship by believing in positive changes for others

 

Midge Wilcke strengthened/sparked a relationship by Joining a non- profit board to raise funds for teacher grants to provide them with unique growth opportunities outside th classroom.

 

Eddie Bramble strengthened/sparked a relationship by providing affordable plumbing for those that needed the help

 

Jill Criscimagna strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my neighbors

 

w eric lewis strengthened/sparked a relationship by I will supply Healyh and Comfort items, new towels and six sets of new und

 

Tony Criscimagna strengthened/sparked a relationship by praying for people

 

Peter strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped my colleague brainstorm research ideas for a sustainbility and health program in Kenya.

 

Peter Cayea strengthened/sparked a relationship by Mentoring my replacement at work through some tough business decisions, building his confidence to succeed.

 

Tong strengthened/sparked a relationship by creating new Thanksgiving traditions with old friends and family in my new city

 

Megan Rippey strengthened/sparked a relationship by Deciding to have a conversation with a stranger who has different views than me. It's not comfortable to talk to a homophobic person, but I believe not talking about it may be worse.

 

Tim Jenkins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Paying extra for coffee so that a few cars behind me @dutchbros would have a free cup

 

Eric Miller strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering to coach little league baseball

 

Kiersten strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting my grandparents over the weekend

 

Bijan strengthened/sparked a relationship by cook dinner with a friend

 

Philip Shin strengthened/sparked a relationship by speaking to the guy who makes me breakfast every single morning for 20 minutes, checking in how he did

 

Dana Moulden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Apologizing for my actions, asking for forgiveness, promising to do better, and then consistently delivered on my promise.

 

Deirdre Smith strengthened/sparked a relationship by Meeting with an acquaintance to talk through the pros and cons of starting her own business.

 

Alexia Miller strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking a walk in the park for an hour with my younger brother-in-law to catch up on his transition to college.

 

Michelle Brown strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending cards to various and random people during the 40 days of Lent for the past three years.

 

Bradley Harden strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting my old Scoutmaster for the first time in many years.

 

Laurel Howard strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing a thank you letter to a person who helped me!

 

Boombim Limpitikul strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting a friend's family and spending Thanksgiving with them. I ended up earning a new adopted family.

 

Karen Miller strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening...really listening.

 

Henry Jenkins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving soup to a friend.

 

Christina Taupyen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Providing my classmates with job opportunities.

 

Joe Asciutto strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying her roses, just because 🙂

 

Zach Schultz strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a classmate at the math station.

 

CB strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving out breakfast bars to the homeless from my car

 

Cathy strengthened/sparked a relationship by reviewing resumes for college students and giving feedback and suggestions for improvements.

 

Dan Pardue strengthened/sparked a relationship by Babysitting my niece, which I hope enriches her life as much as it does mind.

 

Brian strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sharing hip-hop dance with Baltimore youth

 

Robert Kan strengthened/sparked a relationship by when I see the same guys begging at stoplights I have started to give them cash. They happy, me happy,.

 

Allie Stein strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening and supporting my friends in good time and bad.

 

Stephanie Clark strengthened/sparked a relationship by A gentleman approached me in the grocery store parking lot asking him for change. I gave him what I had but I also gave him my card and I told him if he ever needed help or needed someone to talk to that he should give me a call. As a former social worker I could connect him to resources and as a person I could listen if he needed it.

 

Joon Bae strengthened/sparked a relationship by wishing my parents their happy 25th anniversary today.

 

Pat strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying a homeless man coffee and breakfast

 

GL strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying lunch for a couple coworkers who helped me with a work-related task

 

Drew Goldsman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going on a bike ride.

 

EP strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating books to kids who are less fortunate

 

Hazel Mays strengthened/sparked a relationship by Worked in church food pantry. Brought food from home to assist others.

 

Yuanting Zha strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my Thread student build a model of Beryllium

 

Margaret Roth strengthened/sparked a relationship by I scheduled a coffee with a friend of a friend who is working to make our city better to see how I can help support his work.

 

Joanna strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a granola bar to a homeless person

 

David kandel strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped a neighbor study for her math test at school

 

Lynne strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating clothes to a friend with younger children

 

DJ strengthened/sparked a relationship by i stop my car to let people cross the street in the rain today

 

Robert O'Connell strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering advice on how to use GI medication

 

Emily strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting with my Aunt who lives across the country.

 

Lucy Rouse strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening with kindness and support for over an hour to a friend whose husband has been chronically ill for several years.

 

Toni Pollin strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a stranger

 

Heather strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a friend move into her first home.

 

Sanila Bhaskaran strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending quality time with my close friends

 

Sabrina Chandra strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting to know the amazing students at Thread

 

John Wesby strengthened/sparked a relationship by greeting strangers with a smile and a willingness to welcome their friendship.

 

Kate Magers strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talking to a girl from work who works alone and hardly ever talks to anyone, and people make fun of her behind her back for being socially inept. I engaged her in conversation and invited her to a Christmas party, and she smiled very big and seemed genuinely happy to be spoken to and included.

 

Mike Morgan strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving my ex-wife a ride home on thanksgiving, which was horrendous, and probably the worst relationship I could pick to strengthen, but I still feel it was a good thing to do.

 

Pam Martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a friend in need by listening and encouraging

 

Elizabeth Rice strengthened/sparked a relationship by Dissipating in the divided ball tomorrow class at the University of Baltimore as a community member. Following class last week I organized a community potluck so that people participating in the class could spend more time in fellowship together and talk about our desires to participate in improving Baltimore.

 

Barbara strengthened/sparked a relationship by sitting with a friend and quietly listened.

 

Max Lee strengthened/sparked a relationship by I made a friend dinner today.

 

Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides strengthened/sparked a relationship by Attended a wonderful church service for the first time in ages. Offered to help a friend with her assignment. I call my aging father with Parkinson's to keep the connection and love going! Wrote a letter to dear friends of mine this morning when I woke too early.

 

Sebastian Lozano strengthened/sparked a relationship by Playing games with my little cousins

 

Preston strengthened/sparked a relationship by communicating with my Thread family, spreading word about Thread's mission, and asking what we can do to help our student.

 

Greg Corneille strengthened/sparked a relationship by Supporting a friend at his recent event.

 

Jimmy & Robin Wood strengthened/sparked a relationship by Opening our home in support of national #BLM movement

 

Bonny Eisenbise strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a 90 year old woman I know who lives with her psychologically dependent 50 year old son and agreed to have lunch together.

 

Laura S strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting lunch with a classmate

 

Jesse cohen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going to NYC for my brother's bday

 

Jordan Berger strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going to my friend's apartment when she needed it.

 

Eva Wingren strengthened/sparked a relationship by Telling my family I wanted them to make charitable donations instead of getting me gifts.

 

Geoffrey Shannon strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving to local non-profits I like, and participating in my local community organization

 

Micaela strengthened/sparked a relationship by I am thankful for my family and friends!

 

Betsy Merrill strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending quality time with my children

 

Mason Rayner strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending my Mom flowers before her chemotherapy

 

Cheloyne Mosher strengthened/sparked a relationship by Coming from a place of Joy, strengthened by God, to create a lasting holiday memory for family and friends during the Thanksgiving weekend, even though it has been a challenging year.

 

Max Wilde strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bought my roommate dinner

 

Hesam strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to an old friend in need of help.

 

Max Yuhas strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped donate over $1100 to the Maryland Foodbank

 

Devina Ghosh strengthened/sparked a relationship by I didn't kill my insane friend!

 

Melissa Benerofe strengthened/sparked a relationship by I got coffee with my friend when she was stressed about a paper

 

Christie Okoye strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my uncle with his clinic in New Jersey over Thanksgiving break.

 

Jordyn Greenblatt strengthened/sparked a relationship by I got coffee with my best friend as a study break!

 

Rahul Reddy strengthened/sparked a relationship by continuing to talk to and support friends

 

Wendy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Got a babysitter for my sister's 4 kids and took her out for dinner and to get her nails done.

 

Daphna Varadi strengthened/sparked a relationship by tutoring 2nd graders at Waverly elementary school

 

Ashnaa Rao strengthened/sparked a relationship by I lent my pen to a friend

 

Kevin Chen strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a friend a ride home

 

Rayyan Gorashi strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving my sister some shoes

 

Jasmine Roberts strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising my friend for her birthday.

 

Sean Galvin strengthened/sparked a relationship by I took an old friend out to lunch

 

Jamey strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my neighbors move stuff

 

Devron Williams strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteered at recreation center

 

Heather Brady strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting all of my housemates to come together last night and decorate for the holidays, deepening our friendships with each other.

 

Jeong Yeon Lee strengthened/sparked a relationship by babysitting over Thanksgiving for a family friend.

 

Treva Obbard strengthened/sparked a relationship by enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and there were no major arguments.

 

Ashley strengthened/sparked a relationship by being honest and professional, later making the person my mentor and creating a lasting friendship

 

Isis strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a friend of mine take a break from GRE studying and reminding them they've got this in the palm of their hand.

 

Ashley Lewis strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering at a non-profit and mentoring college students

 

chelsea olivera strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying my bf a watch for getting into dental school

 

George Kosmides strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking the time to really listen

 

Connie strengthened/sparked a relationship by picking up my friend Angie from the airport, shoveling her steps and walk while she regrouped, following her to a garage to have the coolant in her car checked (and staying until it was finished, so she wouldn't be stranded), and then sharing our respective Thanksgiving stories over breakfast. Nothing she wouldn't have done for me. 🙂

 

Mary-Jo Dale strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being a friend to humanity

 

Olivia Spector strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tutoring middle schoolers

 

chien-tint li strengthened/sparked a relationship by henry

 

Meena Chatrathi strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my friend with chemistry

 

Laura Coleman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offfering to dogsit and do a doggie play date with a friend's pup when it was too rainy to go outside for our regular walk and play time.

 

Kendra Haley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talking through a family issue, asking for forgiveness rather than continue to not speak to my loved one. I told him I missed him, lived him and needed him to be a part of my life. It was the greatest gift ever to partake in the meaning of THANKSGIVING with son.

 

Dante strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking dinner for another person

 

Radhika Raghunathan strengthened/sparked a relationship by providing support to a friend in need!

 

Jerien Okoh strengthened/sparked a relationship by Staying connected to the foster children I helped mentor even after they were adopted

 

Alyson Liew strengthened/sparked a relationship by randomly sending my best friend youtube videos of our favorite songs - the ones that we used to listen to on repeat together when we lived in the same city. We both live away from our hometown (she's in England and I'm in Arizona), but it helps remind me of all our good times together, how lucky I am to have such an amazing soulmate!

 

Erin strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling my parents more frequently

 

addison wright strengthened/sparked a relationship by let someone crash at my house in a time of need

 

Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a hug

 

Beth strengthened/sparked a relationship by playing the piano for the hospital for free

 

Lisa strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to an old friend

 

Abby Brown strengthened/sparked a relationship by helped a friend with homework

 

Casey strengthened/sparked a relationship by Playing a game with new family members

 

Kate strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out.

 

Ross Perak strengthened/sparked a relationship by Saying hello to the person next to me on an airplane. We are getting married in four months!

 

Jae Hur strengthened/sparked a relationship by playing cards with my family

 

Bess Kitzmiller strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting my friend sleep in my bed when she was locked out of her room

 

Casey strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my grandma cook thanksgiving dinner.

 

emily kenu strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped a friend with homework

 

Martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by I reached out to two students in distress today.

 

Angad Uppal strengthened/sparked a relationship by tutoring kids in Remington

 

Alan Torroella strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped teammate improve his form in volleyball.

 

Flynn strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my family out with Thanksgiving!

 

Samuel Fossum strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my best friend out to lunch after he failed his paper.

 

Mary Turner strengthened/sparked a relationship by Driving my boyfriend 2 hours to "Shadyville" so he could take photos for a project.

 

Alex Schulick strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a friend out by donating to a worthy cause.

 

Laura Bou strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting my roommate's jcard when she left it in the room

 

ines varela strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with my family

 

Deb strengthened/sparked a relationship by gave advice to a new & nervous mom

 

Daniela Soo Ping Chow strengthened/sparked a relationship by Keeping in touch with parents and siblings by phone at least once a week

 

Lari Spotts strengthened/sparked a relationship by wishing my in-laws a happy anniversary even though they are not speaking to me or my husband right now

 

Sasha Cea strengthened/sparked a relationship by Encouraging someone to seek therapy and support.

 

Shelby Allen strengthened/sparked a relationship by I drove my friend's brother back to school

 

Dihui Ruan strengthened/sparked a relationship by prepare for the meal

 

Jessica Ma strengthened/sparked a relationship by washing dishes.

 

Molly strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to lunch with my aunt I haven't seen in a while

 

Eliana strengthened/sparked a relationship by I tutored my friend for free

 

nick fields strengthened/sparked a relationship by word of mouth

 

matt strengthened/sparked a relationship by Edited a friend's paper

 

Meg Brunson strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a recent widow by offering to assist her with her Christmas decorating and shopping.

 

Mia strengthened/sparked a relationship by baked cookies to thank a friend for a favor!

 

Tanya strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising my friend on her birthday with her favorite cake

 

thea hb strengthened/sparked a relationship by smiled and helped students while working on Thanksgiving at Hopkins!

 

George Martinez strengthened/sparked a relationship by donated some old clothes before Thanksgiving to those in need!

 

Holly Flynn strengthened/sparked a relationship by sent flowers to a sick friend

 

Stephen Cattell strengthened/sparked a relationship by finally going on my honeymoon with my wife after being married for 3 years.

 

Tommy strengthened/sparked a relationship by celebrating a birthday

 

Gina D'Addario strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to the Inner Harbor with my Thread friend Tamira and with my Thread family members Ben and Vahni and ate great Italian food.

 

AJ Patel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving Out Umbrellas and Hoodies to The Homeless i See Everyday while Driving To and From Work

 

Yvonne Yen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving a random person a free subway ticket

 

Bianca Tu strengthened/sparked a relationship by Gave a person money when they needed it

 

C. Fontenot strengthened/sparked a relationship by One of my neighbors spends lots of time outside pacing up and down the sidewalk. On one cold night, I brought her hot chocolate, some gloves, a scarf, and a headband to help her keep warm while outside.

 

haley hochstein strengthened/sparked a relationship by brought groceries for my roommate

 

Stephanie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Swimming together with sea turtles in Puerto Rico

 

Simon strengthened/sparked a relationship by telling a friend I was thankful for them.

 

Thomasina Anane strengthened/sparked a relationship by I gave a helpful product critique to a friend starting a new product line within her business in India

 

Susan Martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hosting the family Thankagiving dinner.

 

Jeanette strengthened/sparked a relationship by I made dinner for my friend on Monday

 

Tyler TerBush strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my mom for a walk on the beach and listening to what was bothering her.

 

Laura Schivartche strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making tutoring about more than just actually doing work.

 

Belle strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting

 

Bryan Kaye strengthened/sparked a relationship by Providing a ride for a stranger stranded at an airport when our flight was cancelled.

 

Elissa Heh strengthened/sparked a relationship by wearing matching clothing with my dad

 

kate strengthened/sparked a relationship by supporting boots for baltimore

 

Carol Cheney strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing home made gifts to my friends to thank them for being there for me.

 

Oona MacDougall strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out with a thank you

 

Jarrett Taylor strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a teammate during a tough family time

 

Will Shefelman strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped my friend study for Microtheory

 

Ben Fried strengthened/sparked a relationship by Supporting a friend during a bad sitch

 

landy strengthened/sparked a relationship by helped pete pass epidemiology

 

Mariano Pennini strengthened/sparked a relationship by carrying a girl's laundry to her room

 

Rocio Oliva strengthened/sparked a relationship by Supporting a friend during a Chemistry poster session

 

Anonymous strengthened/sparked a relationship by consoling a friend in need and listening to her

 

Roxy Olivos strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping people carry groceries to their cars on thanksgiving

 

Grace C. strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping the elderly at my mother's church with their Christmas decorations!

 

Luke Zsido strengthened/sparked a relationship by Brain storming for a new philanthropic event

 

Nick Tzallas strengthened/sparked a relationship by tutoring kids at my old middle school over Thanksgiving break

 

Elizabeth Johnson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Shooting a text off to loved ones letting them know I'm thinking about them...quick and easy way to show someone you care.

 

Amanda Soo Ping Chow strengthened/sparked a relationship by by thinking about others before thinking about myself

 

Herriet strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking and feeding a friend.

 

Alvaro strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped my friend with an exam he needed help with

 

Jim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping folks get over the pain of georeferencing.

 

Xiaochen Shi strengthened/sparked a relationship by I have a talk with my roommate and solve her problem with her father

 

Tarek strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying lunch for a homeless man. His name was Tony

 

Jeron strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking dinner

 

Tania strengthened/sparked a relationship by give food

 

Zachary White strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club

 

Kate Cheney strengthened/sparked a relationship by handing out candy canes during finals week

 

Jon strengthened/sparked a relationship by expressing my appreciation

 

Vivian Yeong strengthened/sparked a relationship by I provided emotional support for a friend who was stressed about school work

 

Bridget Gottlieb strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising a friend with cupcakes for her birthday

 

Lucie Smul strengthened/sparked a relationship by I brought my sick roommate soup.

 

Victoria Laney strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening!

 

Linda Wyche strengthened/sparked a relationship by Invited someone who was alone to Thanksgiving.

 

Odysseas Drosos strengthened/sparked a relationship by Getting all the money for my student group

 

Sounak Roy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying a gift during Thanksgiving

 

Katie Marks strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing lunch to a friend when she was stressed

 

Andrew Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking time out to sit down and catch up with a friend going through a tougher season of life - being able to encourage and pray together with him.

 

sara strengthened/sparked a relationship by wedding present

 

Isabelle Kargon strengthened/sparked a relationship by consoling someone who was sad.

 

Katie Mahoney strengthened/sparked a relationship by sittimg with a friend's child during a time of bereavement.

 

Louis Ervin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking recess duty for a friend.

 

Kurt strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to the youths

 

Adriano strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to a game with my friends

 

Avi Gordon strengthened/sparked a relationship by I bought a gift for a friend

 

David Gong strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talked to someone about a problem they were going through.

 

Orla Wilson strengthened/sparked a relationship by I travelled to Johannesburg, Sth Africa to visit my sister for Thanksgiving. 24 hours each way.

 

Maddy strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a teammate during a tough family time

 

Meghan strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my neighbor's dog out because he had to stay late for work.

 

Karen strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting my aunt.

 

Shantia strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting a guest a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate his wife's birthday, because the husband really wanted to but couldn't afford the bottle.

 

Alex Sadler strengthened/sparked a relationship by I gave rides to my friends to bring them back to campus after Thanksgiving break.

 

Monisha Priya Kota strengthened/sparked a relationship by Getting my boyfriend an umbrella !

 

Jason Mathias strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a family friend move.

 

Huan Luong strengthened/sparked a relationship by I have a great uncle in Vietnam, and I sent some money to him each month, to help him.

 

Joshua Hunt strengthened/sparked a relationship by gave food and money to homeless over the thanksgiving

 

Signe Baumhofer strengthened/sparked a relationship by driving my sister to the airport.

 

Kim Wiggins strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving different and hopefully calming, perspectives on neighborhood boards

 

Clea Baumhofer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing a letter to my grandmother

 

Amy strengthened/sparked a relationship by babysitting my cousin!

 

Sandy strengthened/sparked a relationship by visited a neighbor who is in rehab following second surgery for a fractured hip

 

Biobele Braide strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my mom with her resume right after waking up so she could meet the deadline

 

Cindy Walsh strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking a homeless person sleeping on the street to a shelter

 

Julie White strengthened/sparked a relationship by practicing for a chapel program with my third graders about giving God a gift

 

Mary Irion strengthened/sparked a relationship by putting them first

 

Kenyah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Help Eli recruit freshman

 

Gracie Golden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving a friend a shoutout on the radio

 

Jackie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped my friend through a panic attack by being there for her during and after

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tutoring my mentee!

 

Tamara Lee strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering my time with high schoolers and giving young black girls an example to look up to.

 

Bridget strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my sick Mom

 

Cruz strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a friend whose father just passed away.

 

Katherine Long strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping students after school!

 

lori strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping someone build their business so they can support their family

 

Maddie Goodman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my mom make thanksgiving dinner

 

Clara Molineros strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my sister by taking care of my niece

 

Alicia Coronado strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped my sister with her math homework over Thanksgiving break.

 

Sarah strengthened/sparked a relationship by serving my mom breakfast this morning on our just us girl's trip.

 

Lillian strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping someone with a sick husband

 

Quincy Kittle strengthened/sparked a relationship by Always thinking of others before myself

 

Salomon strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped my sister study

 

Lauren Wilson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering at local school weekly and taking two kids in my community who come from a single parent home to bible study weekly.

 

John Belcher strengthened/sparked a relationship by Discussing recipies and healthy eating with my girlfriend's mother.

 

Michelle strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visiting my aunt and uncle

 

Tess Fields strengthened/sparked a relationship by cleaning out our basement at home for my mom, who is trying to move to NYC.

 

Katrina strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with friends and hosting them in house over the holiday.

 

Erin Cunningham strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being flexible (because it is about the big picture and not the little details)!

 

Nathanial Colbert-Sangree strengthened/sparked a relationship by Communicating often, identifying discomfort and moving towards it to find its root.

 

Hye Yeon Park strengthened/sparked a relationship by I went to a birthday party for my thread kid's daughter

 

Hirsh Shekhar strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnected with old high school friends over Thanksgiving break

 

Luke Clippinger strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking to a long lost friend.

 

Michael Ketcha strengthened/sparked a relationship by Introduced two friends to each other through a group dinner

 

Nicholas Ulm strengthened/sparked a relationship by having breakfast with a friend.

 

Sarah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spent time with a friend helping him find his "dot."

 

Raquel strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving college advice to my younger cousin.

 

mark sowers strengthened/sparked a relationship by taught a child how to read

 

Graham strengthened/sparked a relationship by being honest with how I was feeling

 

Nasution strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bought my roommate a really thoughtful birthday present

 

Aimee Dai strengthened/sparked a relationship by shared food with friends!

 

Elizabeth strengthened/sparked a relationship by I offered to drive back to campus back from a friend's house that was quite far away.

 

Rahadyan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Baked a cake for the family who hosted me over Thanksgiving

 

Arvin Saleh strengthened/sparked a relationship by Got coffee with my Thread supervisor to catch up after the break

 

Katie B strengthened/sparked a relationship by meeting an old college friend for lunch.

 

Anonymous strengthened/sparked a relationship by I took a friend who was suicidal to the hospital

 

Robin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Turning off the tv!

 

Amanda P strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening and encouraging

 

Rodell strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying non-perishables and gifting them to a food giveaway for families.

 

amelia gavurin strengthened/sparked a relationship by accepted a Facebook event request to go out.

 

Paris strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending the weekend with a new friend at a spiritual retreat.

 

Jordan Scharf strengthened/sparked a relationship by Aggressively texting my friends to make sure they're registering for the same intersession classes as me. I'm needy.

 

Parker strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with parent

 

D. Roque strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a friend out of the blue.

 

Margo Halle strengthened/sparked a relationship by always taking the time to listen AND giving clothes to theose in need.

 

Avi Hass strengthened/sparked a relationship by I offered to drive back a friend from my neighborhood to school after the long Thanksgiving break.

 

P. Hilliard strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a phone call and sending a text to reconnecting with friends I have lost.

 

Frank strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with my father over the Thanksgiving holiday. We mended a relationship that had been fractured for 20 years!

 

Rasha Bara strengthened/sparked a relationship by communicating better.

 

Kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending a Thanksgiving card to my Grandma

 

Alexandra Hirsch strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing my friend thanksgiving dinner after her surgery.

 

Julie Ryder strengthened/sparked a relationship by I was part of a team that wrote a grant proposal to support students from diverse backgrounds matriculate at Loyola Univeristy Maryland as part of the Ignatius Scholars Program.

 

Adam Eckstein strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spent an afternoon with my grandmother

 

Shuhan strengthened/sparked a relationship by talk to my friend Derick

 

Jensie strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling instead of texting

 

Sebastian Edwards strengthened/sparked a relationship by went to my roommates house during Thanksgiving and met new people.

 

Derick Buckles strengthened/sparked a relationship by Having a chat with my friend Yuhan at a cafe

 

Morgan Moroney strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my parents out to a nice dinner while home for Thanksgiving.

 

Joe strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping siblings out during a rough family time at Thanksgiving

 

Leland Rayner strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to a colleague who is struggling with depression.

 

Avary Taylor strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bought a plane ticket to surprise my brother for his birthday!

 

connie strengthened/sparked a relationship by reading over my friend's statement of purpose and sending postive vibes

 

LH strengthened/sparked a relationship by smiled and helped students while working on Thanksgiving at Hopkins!

 

Norman strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching

 

Pam strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with my children.

 

Sophie LaCava strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my little brothers out to lunch

 

Girija Hariprasad strengthened/sparked a relationship by Remembering the little details to remind someone that I listen and care for them

 

Beth Ronnenburg strengthened/sparked a relationship by being a good listener.

 

The Nest @ Cristo Rey strengthened/sparked a relationship by The kitchen staff shared PBJ with homeless people they meet on their walk home.

 

Robert strengthened/sparked a relationship by Moved the remains of a fallen birch tree from my sister's front yard. I also got help from her neighbor lending me his wheelbarrow to complete the task!

 

Rose Schrott strengthened/sparked a relationship by Becoming involved with Thread!

 

Roger Harden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to a friend who is going through a rough time dealing with cancer

 

Peter strengthened/sparked a relationship by Getting a guy breakfast (coffee/pastry) on a rainy morning.

 

Ravi strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking with my wife

 

Anzer strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending the weekend with my mother, from whom I've been increasingly estranged. Maybe it's time to open my life to her again, if she's become more open minded.

 

Raina strengthened/sparked a relationship by communicating!

 

Oscar strengthened/sparked a relationship by Participating in a group volunteering event with several of my coworkers

 

Denise strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bought a pair of work boots for a homeless man who had a job but no boots. Also donated a Christmas Wreath in Memory of our Dad to Wreaths Across America.

 

Gail strengthened/sparked a relationship by Purchased and delivered Thanksgiving dinner to a family of five in my community

 

Al strengthened/sparked a relationship by Changing my seat on a recent flight so that a family with a young child could sit together

 

Naomi Bouchard strengthened/sparked a relationship by setting aside the day for them and being present

 

Margaret Rencsok strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a Japanese student from grandaughters college to be a member of this large family for the Holiday and welcoming her in our home.....

 

Adrain Boyer strengthened/sparked a relationship by celebrating my sister's 60th birthday with my family.

 

Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by I had Muslim neighbors from several countries over to introduce them to Thanksgiving, deepen our friendship, and make them feel more welcome in our country.

 

Alex strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing people together at social events to raise money and support community-strengthening causes.

 

Patrick strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting stocking stuffers for kids that can't afford them.

 

Scott G strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing friends to my parents' house for Thanksgiving whose own families live far away.

 

James Carter strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping with a kids' event in Sandtown.

 

Jen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Welcoming a stranger to a roadside vigil for Tamir Rice

 

Kafiya strengthened/sparked a relationship by Strengthening past friendships and being more mindful about enjoying the present.

 

Kara strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to a friend who was feeling down and being distant.

 

Meggan Saulo strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to my sister-in-law randomly

 

Kristin Rowles strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending a letter to someone who was recently widowed and taking a moment to thank my work team for a conference call that made me smile.

 

Jessica Kupper strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting two friends from NJ and NY who didn't have anywhere to go for the holidays to my house, and made them a part of our Thanksgiving weekend festivities and they were able to meet new friends here in Baltimore and have a great time!

 

Luther strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a meal for a family friend whose father is in the hospital

 

Judy strengthened/sparked a relationship by gathering friends and neighbors to help a family in need have a Christmas to celebrate

 

Tracie strengthened/sparked a relationship by I make a point to say, at the very least, hello to anyone I make eye contact with.

 

Patrick strengthened/sparked a relationship by reading through a friend's resume to help get a new job.

 

David Armenti strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching high school students about their neighborhood's rich history

 

Angie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to a bunch of Hampden Elementary school friends to organize a reunion in the next month.

 

Susan strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my children to spend time with their grandparents.

 

Jane Manlove strengthened/sparked a relationship by Having a good laugh with a stranger.

 

Elaine strengthened/sparked a relationship by By reaching out to a student to shadow us for the day.

 

Scott strengthened/sparked a relationship by forgiving past mistakes and reconnecting with an estranged friend

 

Patrick R Lundberg strengthened/sparked a relationship by Met my little brother for the first time through Big Brothers Big Sisters. I'm excited to see what our new friendship has in store!

 

Gwen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bring coffee for the nurses at work... Just because.

 

Lindsay strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to a co-worker who is at home recovering from surgery.

 

Kay strengthened/sparked a relationship by covered a work shift to help a colleague.

 

Cindy Paige Desi strengthened/sparked a relationship by Encouraging my family to prepare a meal together for a local shelter

 

dodge strengthened/sparked a relationship by I surfed with my dad and siblings

 

Bob Batz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped my neighbor cleanup his yard of leaves and debris. Getting ready to sell/rent his house.

 

Suzanne sangree strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking a feast with my children and friends crammed in a small kitchen and then eating together.

 

Oscar strengthened/sparked a relationship by playing with my brother

 

Anne strengthened/sparked a relationship by Finally got in touch with an old friend who's moved far away and who I've been neglecting for too long. Thanks, Thread, for the inspiration.

 

Jenny Regan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Persistence

 

Jessie Huang strengthened/sparked a relationship by mailing a "you can do it!" card to a friend who's been stressed out at work.

 

Allyson henry strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking to both people in relationship in order to work things out

 

Bruce Leff strengthened/sparked a relationship by doing something for a family member that i wouldn't usually do

 

Martha Murphy strengthened/sparked a relationship by I took time to listen and console a colleague and friend whose child is ill.

 

Phillip strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering my knowledge and expertise in aesthetic concepts over the span of a 15 hour day to a friend's film production.

 

Neeka strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking with my sister

 

Sharmila Tamby strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising my roommates with flowers or chocolates when they've had a bad day.

 

Adam Shuster strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening to someone's story in a time of need.

 

Vahni-Vishala Bernard strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being there for my friend today who was going through a difficult situation.

 

Allison Comotto strengthened/sparked a relationship by staying up late with my best friend Caroline doing work and online shopping.

 

Sam G strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making accommodations such as driving and buying/making food to allow my boyfriend and I to live together while it was possible. The amount of work it took was nothing compared to being able to be close to one another during that time.

 

Qiuyin Ren strengthened/sparked a relationship by Participating in a gift exchange with a random stranger!

 

Dalia G Mitnick strengthened/sparked a relationship by arranging and hosting a party for a friend who retired

 

Kylie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking for my boyfriend today

 

Connor strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being willing to give, and just as importantly not being afraid to as ask, for help when you need it.

 

Steph Schreckinger strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending a get-well message to my friend's mom who broke her foot.

 

Kylie Bongaardt strengthened/sparked a relationship by sparking up conversation with a stranger on my way to class.

 

Jon Robinson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering someone a place to stay when they had no where else to turn.

 

Vittorio Loprinzo strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking through a roommate conflict with a friend until they felt comfortable initiating a conversation about it.

 

Molly Franz strengthened/sparked a relationship by being there for someone who lost a relative

 

Genevieve Ott strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being there for a friend when she needed a favor. By helping her, I showed her that I'm there for her, and I know she'd do the same for me!

 

Preston Ge strengthened/sparked a relationship by advising a first year JHU student on how to find a research position that suits her interests and future goals, balancing research with schoolwork and extracurriculars, and how to be confident when working with world renowned researchers.

 

Natalie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cleaning and eating dinner with my roommate!

 

Zack Sai strengthened/sparked a relationship by Learning to not sit and wait for opportunities to connect, but instead to reach out and create them!

 

Herdeline Ann Ardona strengthened/sparked a relationship by literally chasing a student down the hallway just to help him in his homework!

 

Brad strengthened/sparked a relationship by Supporting my second family through just making myself available to talk or to offer a place to stay for awhile.

 

Carol strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time, not money, with the ones who mean the most!

 

Amy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Just calling my brother to make sure he's doing okay, even though he's not the person to reach out himself.

 

Stephanie strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting my brother for the holidays

 

Allison strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing thank you notes to people who have helped me

 

Kerri strengthened/sparked a relationship by Leading support groups for families battling infertility

 

Elizabeth Neylan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Communicating with my Thread student over break and wishing her a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Shelley Velishek strengthened/sparked a relationship by Paid for the car behind me at Burger King drive through

 

Catherine strengthened/sparked a relationship by Send a sympathy card to a college mentor whose husband past away, calling my mom several times a week to make sure she is okay, helping friends move into their new apartment, and going to a cultural event with my in-laws.

 

Audrey strengthened/sparked a relationship by Meeting volunteers at Manna House today

 

Mihir Pandya strengthened/sparked a relationship by being open-minded, honest, fighting to get in sync and living in truth.

 

Joe strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a friend study for an exam

 

Christopher Erickson strengthened/sparked a relationship by asking my grandmother about her life and listening to her stories about her honeymoon, walking to high school, and teaching my mother to drive.

 

Gwen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going to a jazz concert with my dad

 

Meiling May strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting my student's family know that there are people that care about their well-being and not everyone in the world is refusing to help each other.

 

Charlotte strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talking to my friend on the phone when she was upset about her boyfriend not remembering how they met

 

Rosalyn Madden strengthened/sparked a relationship by I INVITED COUSINS OVER FOR THANKSGIVING FORTHE FIRST. WE HAD A GREAT TIME!

 

Linda Franklin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tonight, in the dark, leaving the pharmacy, I thought I'd tell a man what a beautiful smile he had, and talk to him for a block. It was great! He was surprised, but I got an even bigger smile and a nice chat. I hope this counts. Here in Baltimore, not enough people of different races talk to each other. I try to every day to talk to a stranger with a compliment.

 

Nancy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a family with a chronically ill child get the other child to her community college classes.

 

bobbi ciriza houtchens strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened my relationship with my son and his girlfriend by giving them six weeks of my time after their baby was born. I cooked, cleaned, shopped, pampered them, took baby duty when they were tired, anything and everything to help their transition be smooth. I believe our relationships are stronger because of my giving.

 

Greg strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to yoga with my wife 😛

 

Jeff pardue strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteered with my family to help provide meals to the less fortunate.

 

Maria strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending some overdue thank you cards to some important people.

 

Brad strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting friends over for dinner on Monday (the new Saturday).

 

Sean Foley strengthened/sparked a relationship by admitting fault in not staying in touch with someone important to me, and making a pledge to never let that happen again.

 

Crickett strengthened/sparked a relationship by going on a walk with my sister-in-law.

 

Helen strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a meal with my grandmother

 

Crinny strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with my cousins

 

Carol strengthened/sparked a relationship by being a thoughtful listener

 

Elly strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering Saturday mornings to tutor an 8th grader in fundamental math skills and helping her feel like someone is confident in her math abilities.

 

Hudson strengthened/sparked a relationship by I reached out to my mentee through Thread and asked her about her new job, we talked about how she likes it and we made a plan to get together this week

 

Réné Pallace strengthened/sparked a relationship by Celebrating our good: every day, every way, at dinner together.

 

Sharla Steever strengthened/sparked a relationship by Organizing an inter generational gathering of people in my church to prepare our sanctuary for Advent. Ages 8-70 came to take part in the fellowship that occurred.

 

Anna strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening

 

Christy strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening and acting out of kindness and patience.

 

Holly Hoey strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering my time to make healthy casseroles for those in need.

 

Stephanie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing a thank you note to my aunt.

 

Genevieve Stein-O'Brien strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening instead of talking

 

Jed strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my mother with daily chores and assisting my siblings with their homework. I also strengthened my relationship with my boyfriend by being by his side when he was at his most stressful period of his career life.

 

Kira strengthened/sparked a relationship by Unplugging and spending more time with friends and family.

 

Nick K. strengthened/sparked a relationship by going climbing with my friends

 

Katy Bauman strengthened/sparked a relationship by reading with my boys before bedtime every night.

 

Jessie Dattalo strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making amends to old friends who fell out of touch after a fight

 

Sujata K Rajpurohit strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talking

 

jenny strengthened/sparked a relationship by walking my friend to her car when she parked in a bad neighborhood at night

 

Maddie Fennell strengthened/sparked a relationship by I made time for an overnight slumber party with my niece!

 

Jeri Finard strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering my professional help to a charity I support

 

Jessica K strengthened/sparked a relationship by picking up the phone to speak to a long-distance friend instead just texting.

 

Ella strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving my boyfriend, who is in the midst of a job search, a pep talk and reminding him that I'm in his corner.

 

Damian Ewens strengthened/sparked a relationship by learning from new partners on how we build a more inclusive hiring ecosystem together.

 

Janet Rencsok strengthened/sparked a relationship by Welcoming an international student into our home for the Thanksgiving break at her school. She would not have had the opportunity to celebrate a traditional holiday meal otherwise. She returns to Japan in May so this was her only opportunity to experience Thanksgiving.

 

Christopher Harden strengthened/sparked a relationship by Attending a wake and funeral of a good friend's mother and cooked dinner for them a few nights later before their drive home.

 

Kathy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Moving my 90 year old parents from Pennsylvania to Maryland and working with them to get settled happily

 

Tre strengthened/sparked a relationship by Not being overly judgmental and giving people a chance to be their true self.

 

Dylan ViaCava strengthened/sparked a relationship by welcoming a new neighbor to the neighborhood.

 

Xiao strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time at home with family instead of going out with friends

 

Claire Ruberman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Mailing my grandmother a copy of one of my favorite books.

 

Sarah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out and reconnecting with old friends

 

david carey strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a connection with the folks at Living Classroom

 

Eric strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling my grandma on her birthday

 

Mary Kate Wallace strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling my mom to say hi

 

Zach Sabin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Driving my brother around

 

Rich Boulger strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being willing to listen when needed

 

Alexa Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my youngest son pick out gifts for his older siblings.

 

C Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting an old friend to spend Thanksgiving with our family.

 

B Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting my daughters and their families for Thanksgiving.

 

John sadler strengthened/sparked a relationship by I started talking to the freshman in he locker room who were new to the team.

 

B Murray strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my daughter with her cello practice

 

Charlie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing a letter to my godmother who I haven't talked to in a year

 

Linda Field strengthened/sparked a relationship by helped a friend look for a new house

 

Michael Long strengthened/sparked a relationship by Facetiming with my best friend, Hunter Thompson, this morning (no, he's not the infamous one murderer). Just a starving artist trying to get by.

 

Jules Vigorito strengthened/sparked a relationship by making and sharing a meal with my family.

 

Judy strengthened/sparked a relationship by driving to another state to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my 98-year-old mother who has dementia.

 

Terri strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking the time to play catch with my brother (a 20+ year alcoholic/addict who had a few days of sobriety under his belt at that point) on Thanksgiving. Seeing us play made my 6-year-old daughter want to play so I had the opportunity to teach her to catch and throw. My husband joined in shortly after as well, and then my brother's 6-year-old son who has a broken arm. We all worked together to find ways to include everyone, regardless of skill.

 

Katie Landgrebe strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking time go breathe during the Thanksgiving craziness and to connect with old friends in the city where I grew up, listening to their stories and asking how I can help in the future.

 

Mark Criscimagna strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting a dinner with friends to discuss ways we can care for and support each other throughout our week.

 

K F strengthened/sparked a relationship by catching up with an old friend over dinner after a nearly two-month hiatus since we last hung out

 

Julia Baez strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking and dancing with my daughter with laughter and love ❤️❤️

 

Amanda strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened a friendship by taking the time to focus on my friend and actively listen to what was going on in their life. Making time for my friend was important and a catalyst for improving our friendship overall.

 

Cecily Matthai strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with a depressed and anxious friend.

 

evelyn strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending Thanksgiving weekend with my sister

 

Steph strengthened/sparked a relationship by Wishing strangers at the airport a happy Thanksgiving

 

Mike C-B strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending a couple hours a week at a local middle school teaching a great group of eighth-grade boys to play chess.

 

Nour El-difrawy strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying food and making time for my friends.

 

steve kaiser strengthened/sparked a relationship by starting a new nonprofit for veterans to offer after-school hands-on STEM engagement for middle school students.

 

Alex strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending Thanksgiving week with friends.

 

Helen strengthened/sparked a relationship by commiserating with the cute coffee shop guy over the atrocious weather

 

Jack Silberstein strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with extended family over dinner

 

Michelle C. strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering at a free clinic for the homeless

 

Jack H. strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching undergrads about veteran transitions

 

Stacy strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting friendsgiving for a group of my closest friends.

 

Pat strengthened/sparked a relationship by saying hello to the guy at the door at the gym

 

Tricia strengthened/sparked a relationship by playing BINGO with my Grandma on Wednesdays

 

Jonah strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying a book filled with pictures of dogs for my girlfriend, who loves dogs but also had a series of dance performances that I wasn't able to come to.

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by I sparked a friendship with my best friend and college roommate by offering her a piece of gum.

 

Dale Duvall strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to others

 

Lauren strengthened/sparked a relationship by being patient with people and trying to see things from their point of view

 

Annie strengthened/sparked a relationship by trying to express to my grandmother how much I love her without words

 

Kara strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with a teacher and group of young people I worked with last year. I wanted them to know that I'm still in their corner 🙂

 

Rose Wall strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooked my boyfriend breakfast at 6:30am (he starts work at 7)

 

Heather strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving my uncle a call.

 

Michael strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with distanced college friends and an estranged brother over the thanksgiving holiday.

 

Beth strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting a friend over for wine, cheese and chatting on a Sunday afternoon.

 

Kanika Kamal strengthened/sparked a relationship by understanding without fail the power of empathy and forgiveness

 

Dana Boyer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with my old hometown friends during the Thanksgiving holiday

 

Greg strengthened/sparked a relationship by going outside of my comfort zone and being a part of someone else's traditions.

 

Angela Wright strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donating my time to re-design a 20-page newsletter for my mother's church.

 

Olivia strengthened/sparked a relationship by I set aside some time to talk with a friend. She is going through a really hard time. We talked about everything from family to school. Helping her felt great, but it also gave me a chance to reflect and appreciate what I have. This is what our school community is about and what the broader community should be focused on : ).

 

Barbara Shapiro strengthened/sparked a relationship by I call my friends who have been ill to check on them and see if I can be of help.

 

Samantha Marie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sitting down and looking at photo albums with my grandfather.

 

Tony Lee strengthened/sparked a relationship by I ending all converdsations with my family by telling them "I love you"

 

Charley K strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being more open and exspessing my feelings. Communication is key.

 

Ben strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visiting my brother across the country to spend time with him while he de-stressed from his new job.

 

Adam Moyer strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with my partner's family for the holiday

 

Angel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Providing mental health support to a local high school following a tragic event

 

Bruce strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donated the $400 winnings of a raffle in support of an 8 year old neighbor with Ewings sarcoma of

 

Laura Grau strengthened/sparked a relationship by having a great conversation with someone who needed a little cheering up.

 

Annie strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my cousin make pies for dinner

 

Lionel Foster strengthened/sparked a relationship by asking my friends about their favorite charitable causes and once per day, donating $10 in a friend's honor to their designated organization.

 

Judith Robisch strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering my time to help a friend out

 

Mollie Fein strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time today with a sick friend.

 

Sharon Harris strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering for Camelot for Children in a gift wrapping campaign to raise funds for children with disabilities

 

Susan Austin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Doing a favor for the cleaning woman in my office.

 

Steve Hoffman strengthened/sparked a relationship by mentauring a high school student as he progressed through the finance academy at his high school

 

Clarke Williams strengthened/sparked a relationship by speaking with a classmate on the phone so that he wouldn't feel lonely during his long bus ride home after school

 

Joseph Min strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking the first turkey my family has ever made for Thanksgiving!

 

Taylor Coe strengthened/sparked a relationship by participating in the Story Pirates organization

 

Sydney Nemphos strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering for Squashwise and participating in their Junior Rally.

 

Alex Serafini strengthened/sparked a relationship by I bought my friend chipotle

 

Deonne Brady - Morgan strengthened/sparked a relationship by I took the homeless mother with child into Whole Foods with me and bought her groceries.

 

Kiara strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking a hike with my dad who I don't speak to often

 

Jack Burns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Brought cookies for friends

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hosting a dinner party for friends who couldn't make it home for the holiday last week

 

Cheryl Finney strengthened/sparked a relationship by I dropped off dinner to an elderly person who was homebound.

 

John Magiros strengthened/sparked a relationship by Throwing a sweet party despite not liking people in my house with their shoes on 🙂

 

Dan Adler strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking time off in December to spend with my mom.

 

Virginia Seno strengthened/sparked a relationship by Developing a writer's success course for students who would not succeed in their degree program without developing their writing skills. This also teaches teachers to give effective writing feedback to students.

 

AD Johnson strengthened/sparked a relationship by I gave a homeless man money for food.

 

Teddy Davidson strengthened/sparked a relationship by having deep and meaningful conversations with two of my relatives that I had never felt comfortable speaking with before.

 

Callie Harlan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going to the Ravens game with my cousins

 

Emma strengthened/sparked a relationship by Communicating consistently with those around me.

 

Tavonia strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing a co-worker homemade sweet potatoes because she requested a taste of my best Thanksgiving dish.

 

Derek strengthened/sparked a relationship by I fixed my brother's door.

 

Will sadler strengthened/sparked a relationship by talkkng more

 

mark furst strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a local executive transplanted to Baltimore explore opportunities to get involved in the community as a volunteer and board member.

 

Shiv Krishnan strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching underprivileged kids in India

 

Natasha strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing baked goods to a security guard in my building.

 

Tamara Balis strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving 100%. Even when it is hard.

 

Ed strengthened/sparked a relationship by I will take my staff out to lunch

 

Ellwood strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my buddy's son for his driver's test.

 

Ben Smith strengthened/sparked a relationship by Passing this on to a few of my friends who ought to support it!

 

Sharon strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking to a homeless person i see almost everyday on my way to work and buying him dinner on his birthday.

 

Nelson Baetjer strengthened/sparked a relationship by having a conversation with the janitor who cleans our dorms.

 

Amanda strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting with my ill grandfather and teaching him how to use netflix

 

Meredith strengthened/sparked a relationship by Deciding someone else's happiness was more important than my frustrations.

 

Dan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with old friends and their beautiful new daughter.

 

Allie Berges strengthened/sparked a relationship by unexpectedly calling my mom on the phone and updating her about my day.

 

Mónica strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a mentee professional guidance/ advice

 

Leila Mashouf strengthened/sparked a relationship by having a long conversation with my grandparents after I hadn't seen them in a while

 

Cynthia Koch strengthened/sparked a relationship by Babysitting and playing with my Grand daughter for four days over the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

 

Brian strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my grandparents move.

 

Nick M. strengthened/sparked a relationship by Playing with cousins

 

Annie Jenkins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making a plan to take a challenged cousin to a movie

 

Nancy strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving direct and honest feedback delivered with love and care

 

Juliane Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by buying dinner for two homeless men in Salt Lake City, UT

 

Neil strengthened/sparked a relationship by Playing soccer with my sister

 

Kevin Franz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Recommending an attorney be considered for the judiciary by discussing his extreme professionalism and dedication to the law to a judicial nominating committee member.

 

David Nyweide strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my grandmother settle in to her new apartment.

 

Jameel strengthened/sparked a relationship by being there for thread volunteers when there student didnt show

 

Susan Malone strengthened/sparked a relationship by Introducing a young person to an inspiring mentor to guide them on their journey!

 

Jonathan Tai strengthened/sparked a relationship by Driving my grandmother to temple upstate to give her prayers to my late grandfather

 

Katrina Rodriguez strengthened/sparked a relationship by driving 10 hours to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with my sister and 15 month old nephew. The only time we ever got to spend just us two sisters (and baby), and probably ever will.

 

Amy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving friends a ride home for Thanksgiving

 

Miriam strengthened/sparked a relationship by participating in my Church's Adopt a Family program

 

Andrea strengthened/sparked a relationship by Using my personal training certification to train people for free.

 

Jeff Griffin strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my daughter to a soup kitchen to volunteer

 

Ally strengthened/sparked a relationship by showing kindness to a friend who needed someone to talk and connect with

 

Beth Pointer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Showing up to help an acquaintance with something.

 

Nirali strengthened/sparked a relationship by smiling at a stranger!

 

BaDoi Phan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my siblings to watch the Peanuts movie.

 

Maggie S. strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting someone to urgent care over the holiday. Quick, cheap, and effective free-market solution.

 

Alison Neal strengthened/sparked a relationship by Planning to get together with s high school friend I haven't seen in years who just had a child!

 

Emily strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping out my sister as she works to create a memorable video for our nephew

 

Cheryl laughlin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sent thanksgiving day cards to several elderly relatives, one who never leaves her home.

 

Jessica strengthened/sparked a relationship by walked my dog and cleaned up after her instead of leaving the task for my mom

 

Sheila strengthened/sparked a relationship by openly communicating when something was wrong

 

James Caracoglia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connecting with Thread students for more than 4 years!

 

Gunnar Mattson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending quality time with family members I usually only see a few times a year

 

buddy strengthened/sparked a relationship by being their to for some one when they felt they needed help

 

Matt strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a group of youth learn how to fix their bicycles!

 

NG strengthened/sparked a relationship by brought donuts, as a surprise, to my friends who were stressed studying for final exams

 

Eleni Hagen strengthened/sparked a relationship by showing interest in something a friend was passionate about.

 

Selena strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a friend to an event I think she will benefit from

 

Sidhartha Parhi strengthened/sparked a relationship by Teaching my brother about college and helping him with his essays for the Governor's School. I also helped a friend get in contact with a PI at Johns Hopkins University in order to help him get into the PI's lab as a Ph.D candidate.

 

Nathan Palmquist strengthened/sparked a relationship by hugging someone who needed it

 

Fasashay Valentine strengthened/sparked a relationship by i brought my mom to a beautiful gift. i make my thread leader happy.

 

Paul strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping classmates understand an economics concept

 

Marcus strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my mentor Toni get up the ropes course at camp

 

Layla strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a student edit his college essay

 

Damion strengthened/sparked a relationship by carrying all of the food upstairs to help at tutoring

 

Babs strengthened/sparked a relationship by smiling and saying hello to everyone I pass

 

Kiss strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping Marcus write his college essay

 

Meg strengthened/sparked a relationship by making an effort to visit a long-lost friend from back in middle school. We had a blast catching up and now have plans to visit one another again.

 

Tamira Torbit strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting volunteers into the school when they were standing out in the rain.

 

Betsy Wilmerding strengthened/sparked a relationship by checking in with my beloved mentee almost every day. Sometimes just a text or two but I try to check in daily.

 

Jourdan strengthened/sparked a relationship by being myself and respectful

 

Leslie Grignon strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making an effort to talk on the phone with friends who have moved/live far away from me now.

 

Sara strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my mother in law buy Christmas presents for her family

 

Sebastian Mendez strengthened/sparked a relationship by Created a pickup soccer game which let friends of mine meet each other for the first time.

 

terrell strengthened/sparked a relationship by work with children that have cancer

 

Michelle strengthened/sparked a relationship by making homemade greeting cards for friends and family.

 

Christine H strengthened/sparked a relationship by checking in with friends living far away about the little things.

 

John Muschelli strengthened/sparked a relationship by Talking with Nelson - he got hit by a car. Discussed how if he needs anything, to call me.

 

danilopunnett strengthened/sparked a relationship by i help a homless lady

 

Kara Franz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Catching up with a friend on the phone who I haven't talked to in over a year.

 

Amanda Rencsok strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with family over the holiday

 

Charlotte James strengthened/sparked a relationship by Creating art with my old roommate!

 

Quintrone Waters strengthened/sparked a relationship by i bought a friend chipotle for her birthday

 

Brittany Browers strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going on a road trip with a best friend I've known forever, but haven't seen in while (:

 

steve jr strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking care of my nephew when i was clearly told that i could leave for the weekend...

 

David A strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping dozens of depressed people through laughter

 

Kaire Washington strengthened/sparked a relationship by I cut 3 of my neighbors lawn

 

Martha George strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving (honest) positive feedback to a coworker who's been a huge help on a project to her supervisor.

 

Chelsea Wahl strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking a walk with one of my students after class ended early last week to talk about how his semester is going.

 

Arischa strengthened/sparked a relationship by Encouraging a co-worker who was feeling down...made her smile

 

Sydney S strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising that person with a small gift.

 

Emily Rencsok strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to pick my sister up from college during Thanksgiving break!

 

daquan thomas strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooked fish for my mother <3

 

Maggie Kupitz strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking about boys with my amazing student to spark conversation!

 

Gabriela Rico strengthened/sparked a relationship by Tutoring my awesome student Shay!

 

P. Osinski strengthened/sparked a relationship by supporting and helping my teenager daughter move back home from out of state after a bad break up.

 

Leah Cairns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a new colleague to a lecture that combines two of his interests!

 

Imogene Crumpton strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking an elderly neighbor to lunch just to get her out of the house.

 

Ann Holcomb strengthened/sparked a relationship by delivering my old but good washing machine to a young man who did not have one

 

Tucker Cavanagh strengthened/sparked a relationship by going door to door and talking to people about the issues that matter most to them

 

Lee Washington strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting my unchurched friend to a mom's morning group to unwind and make friends.

 

Lily R strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making time to visit family I hadn't seen in over a year.

 

Thomas Ewens strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visiting several aging and somewhat lonely friendsm.

 

Jon Beardsley strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my mother in law cook, set-up and clean-up Thanksgiving dinner for my whole extended family!

 

Raekwon Newman strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking thing out and trying new things with jess's and martin's family

 

Cassi Paslick strengthened/sparked a relationship by providing emotional and physical support for a friend who is currently caretaking for an older, disabled, relative.

 

Kate Gormley Tortolani strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending art supplies to a young artist with limited resources.

 

Aaron Thomas strengthened/sparked a relationship by attending a church service with the neighbors

 

Patrick Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by Teaching high school

 

Amy Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking them to church!

 

Janelle Fenyes strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to a refugee family.

 

Shannon strengthened/sparked a relationship by I'm giving blood today

 

Rev. Ashley Anne Lloyd strengthened/sparked a relationship by befriending a homeless mother who had lost all hope

 

Rebecca Nachman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to and encouraging a friend who is a new mom.

 

Jessica strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering.

 

Naomita strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sponsoring a girl child for the past 6 years

 

Deanna Mojarrad strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helped a single low-income mom purchase her first home

 

Delshan strengthened/sparked a relationship by filling my stepdaughter's special request for post Thanksgiving turkey pot pie.

 

Carolyn R strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a victim of domestic violence.

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering to do a favor for a coworker

 

Brian Becker strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donated to a charity- time and money.

 

Frank strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking time to check-in with friends who have recently experienced loss in their family and letting them know I am here for them.

 

Denise Franz strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a man in a wheelchair by wheeling him into a luncheon, getting him situated and then getting him his lunch based on what he requested.

 

Margaret Swanson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being with a wonderful friend while she undergoes chemotherapy

 

Holly Crosby strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing in board games to play with my mentee at Paul's Place. She saw that I followed through on what I said I would do and we're getting more comfortable together every time we meet.

 

Darah Okeke strengthened/sparked a relationship by stepping outside of my comfort zone and finding common ground with a stranger.

 

Fred Schwartz strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating to an American Veteran group.

 

Kristen Schwartz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a fellow student with a difficult assignment.

 

Amy Schwartz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donating to the Salvation Army

 

KJ Lewis strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting my coworker to eat lunch with me!

 

Emily strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating to a charity for the holiday season

 

Margaret Schwartz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my friend with Multiple Sclerosis get her Christmas tree and set it up.

 

Erin Boulger strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting my dad have the last piece of apple pie!

 

Jamila Blake strengthened/sparked a relationship by reminding two people what they had in common and regardless of age differences they can still have fun together.

 

Dorothy Whitaker strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering with young girls of color, They don't get much attention unless it is negative.

 

Maulik strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to a potluck!

 

Jatrea Long strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened a relationship by help two love ones reunite and work towards rebuilding ans strengthening their mother daughter bond by allowing them to see, accept, and respect each other.

 

A S strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping Cindy write her high school applications.

 

Ann Saunders strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a meal for a friend whose son is in the hospital

 

Clarence Mundell strengthened/sparked a relationship by I served homeless and regular people at my church..

 

Lisa Libowitz strengthened/sparked a relationship by offering to volunteer as a storyteller/storytelling coach for a local nonprofit.

 

Laura strengthened/sparked a relationship by I invited my coworker, who just went through a break up, over for pizza and wine tonight. 🙂

 

Elaine To strengthened/sparked a relationship by Introducing my boyfriend to my parents

 

Anne strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting elderly neighbors

 

Michael A Breslin strengthened/sparked a relationship by allowing an authentic quality of being to inform action and open my heart to the other person.

 

Brett strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending the holiday week with my parents and dog down at their home in Florida.

 

Elizabeth Koontz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Always answering Meshay's messages right away!

 

Dana Jackson strengthened/sparked a relationship by being a Big Brother

 

Jen Meyer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with my nieces and nephew talking about college and their goals!

 

Rizwan strengthened/sparked a relationship by attending a wedding in India with friends

 

Katie O'Connor strengthened/sparked a relationship by having a "Friendsgiving" with people from many different groups and being thankful for the amazing things many of us have in common.

 

Nick R. strengthened/sparked a relationship by maintaining contact with my Thread students' families in addition to the students themselves.

 

Amy Greer strengthened/sparked a relationship by Gathering with co-workers outside of the lab to volunteer at a local organization that provides healthy meals to those in need.

 

Swetha strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting and renewing an old bond with friends

 

Sakkara Blanchard strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering at a local school.

 

Amish strengthened/sparked a relationship by working at charity for one day

 

Katie strengthened/sparked a relationship by sharing how I feel

 

Kate Thomas strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my dad rake the leaves when I was home

 

Ashley Howes strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to old friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Brenda strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting a friend and his family who had recently lost their husband / father / grandfather to our Thanksgiving dinner

 

Madeline Manlove strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connecting a recent college grad with my network and friends. Continue to stay in touch to offer advice/touch base.

 

Monyka Berrocosa strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking the time to get to know a class on campus and understand the work they are doing

 

Aaryn strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a friend I hadn't spoken to in years.

 

Kate Loar strengthened/sparked a relationship by writing a note of encouragement to a new co-worker.

 

Alexis Green strengthened/sparked a relationship by Problem-solving increased community involvement for our eldest Thread student, ensuring he feels most accepted by his community and himself.

 

Ilana strengthened/sparked a relationship by fostering empathy + respect in my friendships

 

Heidi Debevoise strengthened/sparked a relationship by babysitting

 

Rajiv strengthened/sparked a relationship by starting a conversation with an old friend.

 

Masha Edmondson strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating as much time as I and the rest of my executive board can to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.

 

Lauren S strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being a good friend

 

Saradiane Mosko strengthened/sparked a relationship by always keeping in touch, even if it is just about the little things in life.

 

Abhi strengthened/sparked a relationship by respecting everyone and fostering clear understanding

 

Adam Ruben strengthened/sparked a relationship by scheduling a blood donation

 

Brooke Rodgers strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to a friend going through a tough time

 

Jeremy strengthened/sparked a relationship by leaving my comfort zone

 

Dorothy Van Soest strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a Zimbabwen newcomer and her son to our community by inviting them to join my family for Thanksgiving. It was a warm, enriching and heart-opening time for all of us.

 

Olivia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Shopping with my brother's new fiance

 

Tianna Negron strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with elementary school students every week in a mentoring program

 

Jenee Mateer strengthened/sparked a relationship by introducing myself, smiling and asking a question.

 

Hannah strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to an old friend

 

Christina Lawson strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening.

 

Elizabeth strengthened/sparked a relationship by joining new clubs at my university

 

Michele Wise strengthened/sparked a relationship by Founding a support group for Widows. Losing a spouse is a traumatic and life changing event. It's important to know you are not alone in this experience. The Group offers hope and good things for their future.

 

Imara Roychowdhury strengthened/sparked a relationship by introducing two of my old friends who are both new to Boston!

 

Marcus strengthened/sparked a relationship by Huging everyone who needs a hug because they need one!!!

 

Nina Price strengthened/sparked a relationship by Becoming involved in my school's largest student run philanthropy, UDance, which raises money for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. And by calling my grandparents 🙂

 

Susan Talbott strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped a City College high school student identify community leaders who may be able to assist her create a community-based to emet a school requirement project

 

Jennifer Azevedo strengthened/sparked a relationship by Engaging in conversation with a friend about their future plans.

 

Marcus strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to the movies and getting lunch with my family over the weekend.

 

Renee Collins strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with my Mom over the weekend.

 

Arya Cohn strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donating money and support to UDance, a 12 hour dance marathon that raises money for the Andrew McDnough B+ Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to children with cancer

 

Bonnie M. Muschett strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking a favorite meal

 

Sarah L. strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving away my registration to an event. The recipient might not have been able to go had I not given her my ticket.

 

Katie strengthened/sparked a relationship by being a shoulder to cry on

 

Norrice Herndon strengthened/sparked a relationship by by being a supporting factor in a life that is learning to survive in this struggling world we live in, save a life with support, it works!

 

Mollie Berner strengthened/sparked a relationship by UDance at the university of Delaware, fighting for a cure. FTK

 

Jackie McClellan strengthened/sparked a relationship by stopping by my friend's cubicle to say hi!

 

Anita strengthened/sparked a relationship by just listening and not giving advise.

 

Matt strengthened/sparked a relationship by offering a place to stay and meals for friends and family from out of town

 

Casey strengthened/sparked a relationship by spent quality time with my family in my hometown, Baltimore

 

Adam Ellis strengthened/sparked a relationship by Simply bringing him for a ride and having a meaningful conversation.

 

Audrey Hamilton strengthened/sparked a relationship by I began chatting with a young man in line at Penn Station. I was purchasing a ride home for Thanksgiving, and after a brief conversation, I found that he was also trying to get home for the holidays. However, I also discovered that he didn't have enough money for the trip. With Thread in mind, I bought two tickets. Although money is tight, I couldn't imagine not spending Thanksgiving with family and/or friends. Although this action only sparked a bit of a relationship with the young man, it ultimately strengthened his relationship with his family, and I am thankful for that.

 

Lauren A strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping an older woman carry her grocery bags!

 

Brian R strengthened/sparked a relationship by being more supportive of my wife.

 

Ian strengthened/sparked a relationship by organizing a toys for tots, toy drive.

 

John strengthened/sparked a relationship by Now that we are all in college or have jobs, my old friends and I rarely get to see each other. While we were all home for Thanksgiving I invited them to hang out and catch up.

 

Damien Blackwell strengthened/sparked a relationship by hung out with my kids

 

Sue Ewens strengthened/sparked a relationship by Just texted a friend at the risk of being ignored to. Hopefully trigger a way of being more compassionate which is desperately needed.

 

Lylian Romero strengthened/sparked a relationship by being attentive and responsive, and by lending a hand in completing an important school project.

 

Liz P strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping underprivileged children by buying books

 

Madison strengthened/sparked a relationship by Attending my five yeah high school reunion and sharing memories with old friends!

 

Kayla strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending Thanksgiving with my family

 

Rebecca Green strengthened/sparked a relationship by Since I have moved closer to my grandparents' house, I have visited them every week. My dad's mom doesn't like many fruits or vegetables, so each time I bring her something I have made for her to try. She doesn't hate all vegetables now. When I visit my mom's mom, who has Alzheimer's, I give her an old family photo. In her mind, anything after 1980 is fuzzy and jumbled, or doesn't exist. However, she can tell me all about Jean's wedding from 1945. I'm learning more about her than ever before.

 

Katie Frisch strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending Thanksgiving with family and friends!

 

Andrew Layden strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking a road trip with my friends

 

Liz Ryan Martinez strengthened/sparked a relationship by congratulating my neighbor on winning a cycling race!

 

Greg strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sharing my Christian faith story

 

Mike strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending thanksgiving with family!

 

Karen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visiting my grandfather and spending time listening to his stories of working and raising four kids.

 

Lisa Dembeck strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting out-of-state friends for the weekend.

 

Dawnita Brown strengthened/sparked a relationship by By taking Thanksgiving dinner and visiting with my neighbor Mr. Johnny who currently resides in the VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center.

 

Paige perriello strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to a friend who was struggling with her mother's dementia diagnosis.

 

Cynthia Bearer strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting a brunch for the neighborhood on my back deck

 

Josh strengthened/sparked a relationship by talking to an old friend about his new job

 

Chris Michalak strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my dad move stuff

 

Samantha strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with family and friends

 

Pratik Ghimire strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosted Friendsgiving

 

Heather strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going on a walk with my grandfather.

 

Paul strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making efforts to help a friend through a difficult time.

 

Bill Denison strengthened/sparked a relationship by being honest.

 

Margaret Kroen strengthened/sparked a relationship by I noticed an ambulance in front of my neighbor's house which ended up taking him to the hospital. I spoke with my neighbor's wife and followed up with her a few days later to give support and inquire about my neighbor's health. Thankfully he is better!

 

Ann Marie Gustafson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Calling a college friend.

 

Catherine McCauley strengthened/sparked a relationship by active listening!

 

Leslie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to a friend whose mother is having health issues.

 

Libby strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening with my heart to my aging parent.

 

Mitchell Stahm strengthened/sparked a relationship by hanging with kids in the local pocket park.

 

John strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting a friendsgiving with my friends in which everyone brought a dish for the meal.

 

Chester Frazier strengthened/sparked a relationship by By helping my students under stand the course materail.

 

Trevor strengthened/sparked a relationship by catching up with family and friends

 

Eli strengthened/sparked a relationship by Setting up a breakfast date with an old friend who has been wanting to get into Education

 

Lindsay Palmisano strengthened/sparked a relationship by Stopping in on a worker at my favorite coffee shop and thanking her for being so kind and helpful to all customers.

 

Rachel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Trying to include the people who's friendship I had given up on!

 

Kay simons strengthened/sparked a relationship by Will present Christmas bags to 12 children of underprivileged mothers who are attending Misericordia University through the 'Women with Children' program.

 

Colleen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Not doing any work all weekend to just be present with my family

 

Penny Williamson strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting my daughter and son-in-law for Thanksgiving weekend

 

Annie strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking the time to talk with people I normally just walk past everyday.

 

Colleen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Carrying on witg my siblings my mothers Thanksgiving night tradition.

 

Susie strengthened/sparked a relationship by temporarily housing a young man until he found his footing.

 

Anna Petersen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connecting with childhood friends that I've lost touch with over the years.

 

Janel Parham strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connecting two friends whose daughters were starting as freshman at the same college this year. They also connected their daughter. Easy way to start building a support network during a big transition in their lives!

 

Kathryn B strengthened/sparked a relationship by going out of my way for a friend in need.

 

Alicia Wilson strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending a handwritten note of gratitude to one person each day for six months.

 

paula strengthened/sparked a relationship by keeping in touch with students who are now in college to let them know I still have their back.

 

Alicia Matthai strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping distribute Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

 

Myra Norton strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating one of my kidneys to a friend who needed it.

 

Elliot King strengthened/sparked a relationship by making myself available to support people beyond what was expected or required.

 

Jordy Kirr strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping former student-athletes with their resumes and job search!

 

Maria Wong strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting a friend in a retirement community who doesn't have any family

 

Scott Sherman strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping several friends who are ill

 

A Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reading lots of fun stories to my youngest before bedtime!

 

M Murray strengthened/sparked a relationship by I reunited with an old school friend and we went out to lunch and saw Creed

 

A Murray strengthened/sparked a relationship by Playing Minecraft with and helping my little brother

 

R Murray strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making gummy jellos with my son!

 

ed. strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a book of poetry to a new friend

 

Michele strengthened/sparked a relationship by Every morning I send 75 positive message to help people in and out of recovery start their day out in a positive way.

 

Angela Williams strengthened/sparked a relationship by showing respect as I address his or her needs.

 

Amy Bernstein strengthened/sparked a relationship by Following through on promises, support, and giving time to young women I am mentoring

 

Christina Best strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening

 

Cylia Lowe strengthened/sparked a relationship by being an active listener

 

Yong Kai Saw strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening, speaking, and encouraging those who are shy to speak up.

 

Daniel S. strengthened/sparked a relationship by I picked my sister up from the airport at midnight and drove her home.

 

Rachel Duncan strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting a friend I don't see very often to join me and my family at a lunch for my grandma's birthday

 

Meg Zuehl strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving them time (even when it was hard to come by) and really listening to them. Listening is the first step.

 

Elizabeth V. strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting go of the past and allowing the positive to enter and brighten both of our lives

 

jessica dibb strengthened/sparked a relationship by by creating uninterrupted space to really sit with someone who thought I did not get them, and listening and reflecting back to them what they said, so they would know that I really got them.

 

Nancy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Catching up with family and friends

 

Cimmon Burris strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being open to listen to the needs of my friends and then support them to live their best lives

 

StrongHeart strengthened/sparked a relationship by being trustworthy.

 

Morgan Walker strengthened/sparked a relationship by Expressing my feelings and opening up, being more vulnerable.

 

ls strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a temporary home and potential career to an exceptionally bright young south american woman whose prospects in her home country were less than they are in our wonderful country

 

Amy Gamper strengthened/sparked a relationship by My daughter and I shopped for a mom and her kids who asked for specific Christmas gifts for their family. We had fun putting it all together and knowing it would make someone happy.

 

Dylan Sinclair strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting friends and new coworkers hiking, biking, and camping near our home.

 

Ganesha Martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going out of my comfort zone and talking to someone with a different background than mine.

 

Vijay Patel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Working with my son on installing a MS server

 

Denise Bates strengthened/sparked a relationship by Always being an ear, offering advice when asked, always supporting.

 

Shannon strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing thank you notes to valued faculty at my kids' school

 

Linda Periello strengthened/sparked a relationship by My family and I packed 50 bags of food and necessities to give to any panhandlers we see. A great exercise for the kids and adults to do together.

 

Maria W strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to a friend from home who I haven't spoken to in months.

 

Justin Tortolani strengthened/sparked a relationship by Organizing a football game with 40 relatives most of whom had never met each other before

 

Tyler Kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by I picked up a random stranger who needed a ride to a bus stopped be issue they had just missed theirs

 

Brennan Kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by Found a dog in our neighborhood and it followed us around town. We ended up getting the dog some water and calling the numbers on its collar. We were able to get ahold of the owners and delivered the dog back to its appropriate owners.

 

RW strengthened/sparked a relationship by actively listening and positively encouraging.

 

Jaymin Patel strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my father with a broken Windows server.

 

Greg Conderacci strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching people how to ride a bicycle...longer!

 

Anne Stuzin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Dropped off some flowers to bring a smile to an old neighbor who now lives in an assisted living facility.

 

Terri Bomar strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being more patient and understanding so the person could become more comfortable with being herself.

 

Karyn R. strengthened/sparked a relationship by Editing and updating a friend's resume and cover letter after they were unexpectedly laid off.

 

Lisa Barton strengthened/sparked a relationship by Serving as a neutral sounding board for a friend share ideas, concerns and challenges.

 

Georgia brown strengthened/sparked a relationship by Picking my sister up at 12:30 at night

 

Christiana Rigby strengthened/sparked a relationship by Encouraging others to set the agenda for the weekend

 

Wendy Kridel strengthened/sparked a relationship by raising money to help coach underserved youth

 

Towanda Santiago strengthened/sparked a relationship by Loving

 

Alicia Bickoff strengthened/sparked a relationship by joining volunteering untapped

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by Collecting clothes and baby gear from local moms to provide to one of our students--he and his girlfriend is in college and had a baby earlier this year!

 

Mumtaz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Smiling and listening.

 

Brian Eakes strengthened/sparked a relationship by Agreeing to have lunch with two interns who are looking for career advice.

 

Allyson Black strengthened/sparked a relationship by I strengthened a relationship by learning more about Thread's mission via board members and participants.

 

Sara strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting old friends to meet new friends during our Thanksgiving camping trip

 

Saleh Stevens strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking the time to listen, and respond to, a person in need; we shared our pains and what it meant to perservere them.

 

Kim Tortolani strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting family friends over for an impromptu dinner and all adults and children told what they are grateful for in their life

 

Shanetta Paskel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Contacting a few friends and family members on Thanskgiving Day.

 

Kimberly Robinson strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being a good listener

 

Michelle Boardman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Ordered a textbook online for a college student who needed one!

 

Laura Messenger strengthened/sparked a relationship by Checking in about problems

 

Leigh barnes strengthened/sparked a relationship by I am a member of the Women's Giving Circle

 

Jonathan Sandoval strengthened/sparked a relationship by Opening up and reconnecting with a family member after my grandmothers passing. By keeping him close I hope he will stay around and become an invoked member in my family and life.

 

Susan Hahn strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being authentic and asking meaningful questions.

 

Zoe strengthened/sparked a relationship by Babysitting my two-month-old cousin. She doesn't know it yet, but we're going to be great friends one day.

 

John Frisch strengthened/sparked a relationship by Expressing gratitude for what they mean to me and telling them I loved them.

 

Faisal strengthened/sparked a relationship by Meeting with a student from Central Asia who is looking for funding for a Masters

 

Jeremy Kaufman strengthened/sparked a relationship by Joining Volunteering Untapped

 

Eileen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking care of an elderly woman while her family is out of town.

 

Danielle Torain strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing a few letters to old teachers and professors who've positively shaped my perspective and character along the way. I imagine, it's not everyday that an educator gets to hear of the results of their effort. Decided to reach out to a few to say thank you and rekindle those old relationships. It's been awesome!

 

Delora Sanchez strengthened/sparked a relationship by Doing an act of kindness for someone that I do not know.

 

Ryan H strengthened/sparked a relationship by writing thank you notes to the people who helped me make a major decision in my life.

 

Philip Lin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting someone new to participate in our Thanksgiving festivities

 

Aditi Trivedi strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing them a heartfelt card about everything I love about our relationship.

 

Katie Putnam strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to my 4th grade student's football game.

 

BZ strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bought dinner for a stranger

 

tricia ellis strengthened/sparked a relationship by allowing some time to pass

 

Paul Wyatt strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting my girlfriend to join my family for Thanksgiving dinner

 

Dawna Cobb strengthened/sparked a relationship by mentoring a girl through My Sister's Circle

 

Katie Woody strengthened/sparked a relationship by mentoring college students who were interning in DC

 

Brooke strengthened/sparked a relationship by Leading a park clean up in my neighborhood with neighbors!

 

Richard Messick strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my student for a trip to Hampton Mansion where we learned about the people whose work made that luxury possilbe for the Ridgely family.

 

Kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by making time to talk on the phone with an old friend

 

Paul Ellis strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening

 

Erin strengthened/sparked a relationship by skyping with an old friend.

 

Tracy O'Connor strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering with Girls on The Run Central Maryland and supporting youth development.

 

Kursten strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing flowers to my Thanksgiving dinner hosts.

 

Ann Loar Brooks strengthened/sparked a relationship by Committing to organize a progressive dinner in my neighborhood.

 

Dan Ju strengthened/sparked a relationship by writing a Christmas card for a classmate.

 

Caroline Smith strengthened/sparked a relationship by Asking to join my student doing an activity he enjoys doing, watching bikers on sundays

 

Morgan Somerville strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting friends and family to volunteer with a variety of nonprofits once a week leading up to Christmas

 

Ashley strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting my family for the holiday, talking through their future plans.

 

Khiok Yeo strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connect more with family despite busy schedule

 

Dan Morhaim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Trying to listen more and talk less

 

Darlene Brannigan Smith strengthened/sparked a relationship by working with ASA (Athletes Serving Athletes) who supports children and young adults with disabilities; and serving on the Board of Live Baltimore.

 

Patty Lattin strengthened/sparked a relationship by organizing a food and toy drive to make a difference in the lives of people in SW Baltimore

 

Robin Evers strengthened/sparked a relationship by Calling my friend whose husband (also a dear friend) everyday for a year and a half to check in on her.

 

John strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping a friend with a gift idea.

 

David Messenger strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped build a set & props for a high school play.

 

Peggy Messenger strengthened/sparked a relationship by I helped make/acquire props & costumes for a high school play.

 

Bethan McGarry strengthened/sparked a relationship by sharing yummy snacks!

 

John Lorch strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping him move when others backed out at the last minute

 

Kungsiu Lau strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with old friends

 

Barbara Epke strengthened/sparked a relationship by Striking up a conversation with a young person I did not know to talk about careers

 

Valerie Brandenburg strengthened/sparked a relationship by listening and showing I cared.

 

Sam strengthened/sparked a relationship by being more selfless.

 

John Herron strengthened/sparked a relationship by Bringing my 17 y/o grand nephew to live with my wife and I to get needed treatment

 

Brian Le Gette strengthened/sparked a relationship by Mentoring multiple inner city youth.

 

Laura strengthened/sparked a relationship by just being there for a friend in need.

 

Stefen Lovelace strengthened/sparked a relationship by re-connecting with a friend's father. Great conversation and catchup.

 

Jim Kunz strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping to demonstrate to a friend whose husband recently died how much he was appreciated.

 

Jie Shi strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting with an old friend by sending her birthday gifts and blessings.

 

MaryBeth Hyland strengthened/sparked a relationship by focusing on listening and not reacting.

 

Tiffaney strengthened/sparked a relationship by telling a friend that she sort of lights up my life!

 

Samantha strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making dinner for a friend I had not connected with for a while.

 

ward classen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reaching out to someone who i had not connected with in a long time.

 

Tiffany strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting with old friends.

 

Rachel Wohl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hugging a student while she sobbed about her sorrows.

 

Leah graham strengthened/sparked a relationship by Disavowing the popular notion that you have to make someone feel bad to change their behavior.

 

Katie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking a few Burmese refugee high school girls out to lunch for their birthday.

 

Michael Waldron strengthened/sparked a relationship by Gave whole foods gift cards to homeless people

 

Justin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Grabbing dinner with an old friend

 

Jeremy Tsao strengthened/sparked a relationship by being honest and vulnerable

 

Billy strengthened/sparked a relationship by grabbing lunch with an old friend.

 

Kevin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with an old friend

 

Jonathan Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping them edit an essay

 

Eric strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping Preston Garvey to recover from depression.

 

Jackson Houbolt strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a helping hand when a friend was moving.

 

Wanda Zhan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time and listening to her talk about what was troubling her

 

Amit strengthened/sparked a relationship by Teaching

 

Lydia strengthened/sparked a relationship by making an effort to see my friends when I was in town.

 

Tyler Lee strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being there

 

Alwin Hui strengthened/sparked a relationship by Meeting new friends through old friends and spending time with them all.

 

Maxwell Yeo strengthened/sparked a relationship by Listening to what he had to say when times got tough.

 

Phoebe Yeo strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a friend back home and talking with her when she was having a rough day.

 

Audra Christophel strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a few friends I don't see regularly to spend the day outside exploring a creek and eating delicious food at a farm thanksgiving!

 

Melissa strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing thank you notes to mentors who have invested time and effort into my career development

 

Amit P. strengthened/sparked a relationship by going out of my way to visit my grandparents on Thanksgiving so they wouldn't be alone.

 

Rodney strengthened/sparked a relationship by speaking with a group of high school seniors about their plans after high school and connecting them to prospective internship opportunities that match their career goals.

 

Mary M. strengthened/sparked a relationship by babysitting my cousin's two little boys so she and her husband could have some free time.

 

Erin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being honest in a relationship that has been difficult

 

Susan strengthened/sparked a relationship by caring for my neighbor's pets while they were away for thanksgiving

 

Rebecca strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my grandmother decorate for Christmas and taking her out to lunch

 

Kaitlyn Devlin strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing a home-cooked meal to a refugee family's house and communicating through hand gestures, pictures, and smiles:)

 

casey sohyda strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a friend candy on a bad day!

 

Gaby strengthened/sparked a relationship by making tea to warm my friends

 

Allison Duvall strengthened/sparked a relationship by Not "taking the bait" when my brother tried to instigate things at Thanksgiving.

 

Emily May strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending thank you letters to a few people who really helped me in the past, letting them know how much I still appreciate all they've done for me.

 

Katy Caldwell strengthened/sparked a relationship by Intentionally scheduling a meal with old friends I have not seen in 4 years.

 

Lizzie strengthened/sparked a relationship by I and my son spend time every week with my father, who did not get to meet my son for a long time. Watching their relationship grow is incredible.

 

Martin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending time with the in-laws without arguing with them about immigration

 

Annie Wentz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Skyping with a friend I haven't seen in 2 years.

 

Christine strengthened/sparked a relationship by asking questions!

 

Jonathan Rubin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Texting a college friend away in India

 

Melina strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my friend with her Graduate School applications

 

Jim Spearing strengthened/sparked a relationship by While in line at grocery store, busy mom's credit card was declined so I stepped in front of her and paid for her entire thanksgiving dinner. I did not intend to tell anyone about this but my idiot nephew insisted I participate in this.

 

Cameron Davis strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting a party at my house.

 

David strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making a new commitment

 

Bea strengthened/sparked a relationship by Asking an old friend to coffee

 

Jill hakim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Told someone why i was upset rather than stewing in it.

 

Edwina strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reuniting with my brother.

 

Jonathan strengthened/sparked a relationship by planning a birthday party for a friend.

 

Helen Zhao strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making amends with someone. I explained why I had been angry with him recently, and he clarified for me his perspective. We're now alright again.

 

Matt strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visiting a friend in the hospital

 

Ben strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making t-shirts of a hero cat for family of hero cat.

 

Jan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hugging someone who really needed a bunch of hugs.

 

Mark Durchholz strengthened/sparked a relationship by Cooking turkeys for the poor with my son

 

Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Apologising

 

danielle strengthened/sparked a relationship by delaying my travel plans to have a difficult conversation with a family member.

 

Ben strengthened/sparked a relationship by Told an old teacher how much he continues to impact me.

 

Betsy Spearing strengthened/sparked a relationship by Using my technology skills to create a special video for my friend.

 

Brendan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my family clear out a storage space

 

Denny strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising friends with gifts for their new baby

 

Dan strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating leftover food after a tailgate

 

Patrick strengthened/sparked a relationship by giving a heartfelt toast at Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends

 

Megan strengthened/sparked a relationship by visiting my Nana in the hospital

 

Namita Rao strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending a text to an old friend to keep in touch

 

Nikita Rao strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting thanksgiving dinner for my sorority

 

chaitra strengthened/sparked a relationship by reaching out to a depressed friend

 

Abhay Kothari strengthened/sparked a relationship by went black Friday shopping with friends

 

sanjana jayaram strengthened/sparked a relationship by hosting thanksgiving

 

Leeza strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking the time to listen and hear my patients.

 

Vitaly strengthened/sparked a relationship by making time to meet up with my Thread family before Thanksgiving break.

 

Cheryl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking my mom shopping on Black Friday.

 

Minji Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going to a soup kithen with my kid and cooking for the homeless

 

Anjie Ge strengthened/sparked a relationship by Baking with my parents.

 

Brian strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping my girlfriend's parents put up Christmas lights.

 

Amy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Making meals for a friend whose baby was born prematurely.

 

Santhiya Mahilkanthan strengthened/sparked a relationship by Hosting thanksgiving

 

Emily strengthened/sparked a relationship by Putting up Christmas lights in my neighborhood

 

Sunil strengthened/sparked a relationship by Going for a long walk with my dad

 

Liana Burns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Chatting with a stranger during my Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

 

Lisa Rustici strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping to make Thanksgiving dinner with my mother, son, and sister who I don't get to visit with very often.

 

Andres strengthened/sparked a relationship by Creating a home improvement project to bring friends and family together

 

Mary strengthened/sparked a relationship by volunteering in a kindergarten classroom and making them feel smart and special.

 

Heather Rustici strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending the weekend with my grandparents, watching the Food Network with my grandmother, and listening to my grandfather share stories and pictures from 'the good ole' days

 

Justin strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping my dad make a budget

 

Anne strengthened/sparked a relationship by doing what those I was with wanted to do rather than insisting we do what I wantd to do.

 

Lisa strengthened/sparked a relationship by Calling my grandmother who wasn't at my thanksgiving dinner

 

Bob Brown strengthened/sparked a relationship by Ran into friends at a concert and invited them out for dessert afterwards.

 

Sindee ernst strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking a walk with a friend

 

Brooke Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Visit members of our church who are home bound

 

Steven Personius strengthened/sparked a relationship by Take my dog to the nursing home where my mother lives to cheer up the residents during the holidays

 

Amanda Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Invite my thread student and his girlfriend over for a belated friendsgiving

 

Bob Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Donate my time to an organization that does household chores for disabled and elderly persons

 

Joe Moore strengthened/sparked a relationship by Joining my mom the next time she volunteers at the food bank

 

Chris Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Deliver food to a neighbor who isn't able to leave her home

 

Bruce Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Call my brother who I haven't spoken with in several months

 

Jessica Earl strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting my boyfriends mother over so we can get to know each other

 

Bethany strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending notes of encouragement, complete with stickers and glitter

 

Regina Robbins strengthened/sparked a relationship by bringing my 'difficult' 5 year old grandson home w/ me for 2 days to give my son and his wife a break!

 

Suzanne Levin-Lapides strengthened/sparked a relationship by By working with the local agencies involved with the settlement of refugees to educate the public an public officials in what is already being done to foster a welcome hands.

 

Rosemary strengthened/sparked a relationship by making a conscious effort to keep in touch with old friends even though we are hundreds of miles away

 

Terri Turner strengthened/sparked a relationship by Catching up with an old law school friend by going to a concert

 

Nicole Cohen strengthened/sparked a relationship by inviting my aunt over for thanksgiving dinner

 

Michael Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating books to the locale library to support reading clubs for youth.

 

Courtney Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by helping the elderly at my mother's church with their Christmas decorations!

 

Charles R. Conner, Jr. strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating Thanksgiving dinners to needy families!

 

Elizabeth Sweeney strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time creating friendships with colleagues while I am abroad in Armenia.

 

Glenn Cairns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering a job to a man so that he can work closer to his young family.

 

Becky Cairns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering a ride to my hometown, childhood neighbors this Thanksgiving. We reconnected while driving up and down the east coast!

 

Jane Cairns strengthened/sparked a relationship by Offering to make napkins for my nephew's wedding, relieving some of my sister in law's stress.

 

Paul Leff strengthened/sparked a relationship by getting together with my whole family for a wonderful Thanksgiving day celebration.

 

Suzanne Leff strengthened/sparked a relationship by I made someone happy by inviting her pitbull to Thanksgiving dinner

 

Adam strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping a friend study for a test

 

Kareem strengthened/sparked a relationship by Being a listener in times of need

 

David Perez strengthened/sparked a relationship by Giving coffee to a friend

 

seema strengthened/sparked a relationship by I talked to new people that joined track and encouraged them to stick with it even though it's very hard.

 

Terri strengthened/sparked a relationship by Introduced two moms who lost sons very suddenly so they can be support to each other

 

Anne-Marie strengthened/sparked a relationship by telling my friend that I am grateful to have her in my life.

 

theo strengthened/sparked a relationship by i brought my children to spend an awesome weekend bonding with their cousins.

 

Cathy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my young cousins

 

Mike strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sharing a childhood memory/treat with a loved one.

 

Jenn strengthened/sparked a relationship by Taking the time to have meaningful conversations.

 

Seth strengthened/sparked a relationship by drawing sidewalk chalk pictures with my neighbor's kids.

 

Mary Spearing strengthened/sparked a relationship by Creating a bird window for Caesar to look out at while I am at work all day.

 

Emily Wavering strengthened/sparked a relationship by Working with friends to make a care package for a friend overseas

 

Emily strengthened/sparked a relationship by Helping serve a thanksgiving meal for people who could not spend the holidays with their families

 

Heather Voit strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking meals for people in need.

 

Karen Hughes strengthened/sparked a relationship by going to help elderly at my church do things around the church and at home that they are unable to do.

 

Penny levering strengthened/sparked a relationship by I am giving a baby shower for a friends daughter

 

Jeff Cohen strengthened/sparked a relationship by Distributed care bags to homeless men so they would have warm clothes as the weather changes and have something to eat as well.

 

Alexa Kim strengthened/sparked a relationship by Connecting my 5-year old with his cousin through texting!

 

Lisa strengthened/sparked a relationship by Flying to Texas to visit friends that I haven't seen in many years

 

Tyler strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting someone know how much of an impact they've had in my life

 

Riggs Jones strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting with a friend that I had lost touch with.

 

Teddy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reconnecting with a friend I thought I had lost

 

AP strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling a friend from far away just because

 

Joe Sakai strengthened/sparked a relationship by letting my friend know how much I appreciate him.

 

Tommy strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing letters to people I have underappreciated in my life

 

Stephen kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by By clothes for a Baltimore young man in college who works for the inner harbor project

 

Stacia strengthened/sparked a relationship by I went to visit my friend when she was in the hospital with a broken hip.

 

Elizabeth Thompson strengthened/sparked a relationship by writing an apology letter I've been wanting to write for 4 years

 

Erik H. strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sending a bouquet and card to my grandmother for Thanksgiving.

 

Thrishantha Nanayakkara strengthened/sparked a relationship by Volunteering to hold a free robotics workshop series to East London school children.

 

Mary Petrie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Inviting a transgender teenager -- friend of my daughter -- to live with us for the remainder of the academic year.

 

Rachel strengthened/sparked a relationship by I had lunch with one of my best friend's and her mother who I hadn't seen in a very long time!

 

Robert Lanam strengthened/sparked a relationship by Made pumpkin bars and took them to a neighbor lady who is a shut in.

 

Patricia Parada strengthened/sparked a relationship by gving a family in need a turkey to celebrate thanksgiving

 

Brian Benedict strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking a co-worker home who had transportation issues. Thus she was able to work her full schedule. Also, I've extended the offer to others who may have issues getting to or from work.

 

Molly strengthened/sparked a relationship by teaching my friend how to make pie for her Thanksgiving

 

Adi strengthened/sparked a relationship by Checking in with my biological and Thread families from Kampala!

 

Nick Greer strengthened/sparked a relationship by purchasing more than I needed for breakfast and giving the extra to two people who are currently homeless.

 

Bill Ferguson strengthened/sparked a relationship by donating Thanksgiving meals!

 

Mara Sherline strengthened/sparked a relationship by baking surprise pumpkin bread for a dear friend!

 

Jessica Colburn strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending a card to someone who lost her husband several months ago to let her know I'm thinking of her during the holidays.

 

Sam Jesner strengthened/sparked a relationship by finding out what schools the boys I tutor are interested in and getting those colleges to send pennants for the boys to put up on our college wall.

 

Anny strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sorting winter coats with ladies at the Shelter this morning !!!'

 

Michelle Leff strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with someone who recently lost her mother.

 

Laurie kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by a guy was buying coffee and he didn't have the money so I offered to pay

 

Anna McGinnis strengthened/sparked a relationship by spending time with my family instead of my friends.

 

Camilla Bendetti strengthened/sparked a relationship by sending a care package to a friend that was away

 

Suman strengthened/sparked a relationship by asking new cowokers to grab lunch

 

Julia strengthened/sparked a relationship by surprising a friend at midnight for his birthday

 

Morgan strengthened/sparked a relationship by organizing a new mama's night out

 

Molly Tucker strengthened/sparked a relationship by asking another person why they thought a certain way, not just what they thought.

 

Clark strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking that extra time with my colleagues to listen, comprehend, reflect, and engage in improving the work environment

 

Marvin Price strengthened/sparked a relationship by creating new bonds with young black youth in order to minimize the gap between youth and adult to better understanding of their life, culture, likes / dislikes, and overall sense of how the community impact them at home, school, and in their neighborhood.

 

Shawnice strengthened/sparked a relationship by writing an encouraging note to a friend who's away from home and going through a challenging time

 

Hilda Conner strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking an early Thanksgiving dinner to a shut-in member of my church.

 

Chuck strengthened/sparked a relationship by reconnecting with old friends and colleagues from college and committing to staying in better touch personally and professionally.

 

danya strengthened/sparked a relationship by holding myself and others accountable

 

Miriam strengthened/sparked a relationship by reuniting old friends for a friendsgiving dinner

 

Kylea Wright strengthened/sparked a relationship by Sitting and having tea with my mother

 

Sabrina strengthened/sparked a relationship by Reached out to an old friend!

 

AMBER EARL strengthened/sparked a relationship by taking my new AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer out to dinner on her first day to make sure we had time to get to know one another before jumping into work!

 

Katie Benedict strengthened/sparked a relationship by Paying forward a coffee at Starbucks this weekend

 

Maggie Rheinstein strengthened/sparked a relationship by emailing a neighbor who was angry over an incident on our property that affected him.

 

Christina Marsh strengthened/sparked a relationship by Began another pen-pal connection with an incarcerated person seeking a connection to the 'outside'world.

 

Ambi strengthened/sparked a relationship by EDIT: writing thank you letters to my friends at work

 

Sally Wallach strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing school/job recommendations for six young people.

 

Kelly strengthened/sparked a relationship by driving a student to enroll in a certificate program

 

Grant strengthened/sparked a relationship by Writing Thank You notes for coworkers

 

Andrew strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling my old neighbor to check in.

 

Shana strengthened/sparked a relationship by I wrote recommendation letters for 3 college students this semester for transfer to their #dreamschools!

 

Susan strengthened/sparked a relationship by cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my family and friends

 

Marie strengthened/sparked a relationship by Wrote a thank you note to a friend

 

Jess strengthened/sparked a relationship by Buying a coffee for a coworker

 

Heather Zoller strengthened/sparked a relationship by I have provided two gift bags to organzation help

 

Albert strengthened/sparked a relationship by calling my parents