Charity: True Stories of Giving and Receiving

Edited and compiled by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, this collection of 48 first-person stories and poems from people around the United States explores the human side of charity.

There are no stories in here about check writing,” Trommer says. “While gathering material for this book, I considered the Latin root for charity, caritas, which means ‘love founded on mutual esteem.’ These are heartening stories about kindness and compassion, told from both sides of the fence.

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Praise for Charity

These powerful stories of compassion move us to tears. … I’m humbled and transformed by reading this book.
–Kathie Lee Gifford

Touching, powerful and sweet, these stories remind us how much we are all one family.
–Peter Yarrow