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While most people consider charitable acts only carried out by charitable organizations, non-profits and 501 (c)(3) organizations (sometimes all one in the same), that does not necessarily have to be the case at all! Acts of charity come from the heart and as Webster defines charity, it is:

1: benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity

2a : generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering; also : aid given to those in need

b : an institution engaged in relief of the poor

c : public provision for the relief of the needy

3a : a gift for public benevolent purposes

b : an institution (as a hospital) founded by such a gift

4: lenient judgment of others

While you think about that, consider the simple act of going to get an oil change. Say you have always gone to one particular place, but the person that runs the place is not only 30 minutes late for work and losing customers by the minute, but is in a bad mood and changes the rules and stipulates that the work cannot be done because you did not make an appointment; something never required before. You would feel a sense of disdain, would you not?

Upon looking for the service that your car desperately requires, you stumble upon a humble place not far down the street. This place seems to appear as though it is a run-of-the-mill chain store that you may not have chosen in the past. You are desperate, so you stop in.

Now, as a woman, many times you may feel as though men in certain industries try to pull the wool over your eyes. But this place is unlike all those others. This place has cheerful, smiling attendants, Craig, Ryan and Mike, which are only too happy to help service your automobile. In fact, they want to explain everything that they find and are unwilling to charge you unless you first give the go-ahead. They want you to be happy with the service that they provide.

You are shocked by this seemingly standard organization. You were not prepared to be treated with what Webster refers to a benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity. You were simply here to get your car serviced.

It is nice to know that people cherish the respect of others, that they still want to do the best work possible, and are willing to do so with a smile. In Wheaton, Illinois, that particular organization is Oil Zone located at 1927 East Roosevelt Road.

Stop in to receive the most charitable treatment that this organization doles to every person that enters their doors; as if every customer is the most important person in the world. Shouldn’t everyone feel this way everywhere they go?

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