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good works

Acts, actions, or efforts that are charitable, generous, kind, or philanthropic. Thanks to the good works of volunteers like Sarah, our organization has been able to reach out to thousands of families in need across the state.
See also: good, work

good works

Acts of charity, kindness, or good will, as in She spent much of her life in doing good works, especially for the homeless. This expression, also put as good work, originally had the theological meaning of an act of piety. Today it is used in a more general context. [c. a.d. 1000]
See also: good, work
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Jim Haskins, president of Allstate's west territory and a member of the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team voting panel, said "for seven years Allstate has been proud to work with the American Football Coaches Association as the presenting sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
Year after year, the 'good works' associated with this impressive group of student-athletes continue to inspire and raise the bar for future nominees," said Jim Haskins, president of Allstate's West Territory and a member of the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamA voting panel.
JCBank Supports the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development- Charity and Good Works Campaign
All good works and to be lauded, but isn't it sad that we actually have to formalise what should be a natural, humanitarian reaction.
Entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven could not be earned through good works, but was a reward and free gift from God bestowed only on those whom he elected to receive it.
Even though the medieval Catholic tradition remained rooted in the Augustinian tradition, rejecting all forms of Pelagianism (that is, that we can win redemption by our good works apart from grace), this has not been the perception of most protestants.
Out of the meeting came something even more powerful and lasting--a collective of women committed to doing good works in Atlanta.
As Saffo's invocation of "social change" suggests, this campaign isn't exactly about good works and voluntarism: It's a thinly disguised attempt to promote a redistributionist agenda.
Fear of competition causes many good works to go unrecognized.
Quantity is also considered--the sheer weight of numerous good works.
From Donating Bone Marrow to Rescuing Children from Overturned Bus, Good Works Team([R]) Members Honored for Community Involvement
More than just a name, Good works is also a belief: Good does indeed work[sup.
Contract notice: Inspections of good works in the context of the emergency measures against poisoning.
Their elder sister Macrina was sanctified (379) for good works.