Jimmy boy’s part of this fundraiser to further cancer research. All week, he’s been joking with me to vote for him and donate– so today I gave him 3-dollars.
Well I didn’t know what kind of money the other folks were donating, so apparently, the lowest denomination is 20-dollars. Well shoot, don’t I look like a cheapie! I thought this was on the scale of a Girl-Scouts cookie sale, or spare change drive.
As funny as this is, (Jim, our Internet Person and I actually had quite a chuckle over this) donations to charitable organizations can be a personal subject. Apparently one of my co-workers donated 50-dollars. Does this mean I need to out-give this person? Is this like keeping up with the Joneses– Oprah Donation Style?
Giving is a personal thing- and what happened today reminded me of a Katrina survivor I interviewed last week:
“I want to let people know what you do matters. If you carry clothes or towels, and don’t think it makes a difference. Yes. It does. It makes all the difference in the world. Give. It makes a difference to those devastated. Those little things you do in the midst of disaster mean everything. I encourage to give, no matter how small, it makes a difference.”