Normally you are given plastics joining expertise and words of wisdom to solve your plastics assembly problems when you read our blog. This post is more on topic with the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both holidays revolve around giving and receiving. Thanksgiving often involves partaking in a lovingly prepared meal and sharing thoughts about why we are thankful and giving thanks to those we love and are grateful for. Christmas is a time for gift-giving and sharing good times together. Well… since we are plastic geeks and enjoy the technical side of life, that leads us to look to the scientific side of giving and answering the question, “Is it really better to give than to receive?”
This past spring break, I had the opportunity to travel with six fellow Extol employees, their spouses/children, and a group of people from Kentwood Community Church to serve with Back2Back Ministries in Cancun, Mexico. With the goal of helping families stay together, Back2Back provides holistic care in the areas of physical, spiritual, educational, emotional, and social needs. We were blessed to be able to help in many of these areas in our time there.