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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.
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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

ˌgood ˈworks

kind acts to help others: The company produced a report giving details of its good works for the community and the environment.
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-It's easy for those who have nothing at all to speak of spending on good works.
Just as our good works are not random events, neither are we.
Again, congratulations, well done, and please keep up the good work.
Hence the donation to the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development - Charity and Good Works Campaign, led by HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, is putting our social commitment into effect".
Faith comes first, law abiding second, and then good works!
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.
Finally, we should endeavor to teach our children to cultivate their creative potential by doing "good works." This doesn't mean we should expect them to commit their lives just to helping others.
These acts of charity, or good works, not only obligated those who received this charity, but they also obligated God to reward the donor with his promise of salvation.
When one looks at the medieval Catholic tradition as a whole, it is solidly Augustinian in its view that good works are a way of manifesting God's grace, not a way earning it.
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.
Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced the list of nominees for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, an annual award given to college football players for the impact they make off the field.