To our family, friends, colleagues and visitors, do any of you ever think of the value one dollar has in your pocket? It used to buy a pack of gum. Not really anymore. You can usually get a candy bar out of a vending machine or use it for the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant (if they still exist). But for many of us one single dollar has little value all on its own. But what about 350 single dollars collected over a 2 month time frame? You could save it, invest it, use it to buy something you want, but don’t really need.
But what does $350 do for someone who has nothing due to a fire in their apartment building. Or $350 for a cancer patient whose family has exhausted their life savings helping them fight this horrible disease. Or $350 for two inner city teenagers to spend a couple weeks learning something new that can help them later in life.
That $1 collected over many months by many people now has more value than by itself and what is most amazing is that you will never miss that $1. For many of you, you would not miss $5 or $10 per month. But the impact collectively of us all giving $1, $5 or $10 is monumental… but we all have to do it for this to work.
Today, two colleagues and myself who have all become friends are launching Dollar Giving. We are a nonprofit trying to do more with $1 by collecting all the singles and fives and tens if you are willing to give that much and trying to make a difference for the devastated family that lost everything in a fire, the cancer patient fighting for their life and the inner city kids trying to stay on the straight and narrow.
Collectively, can we all make a difference by donating one dollar per month or $5 or $10 (but we don’t want to be a burden)? Bobby Nims, Erin Brallier and Kevin believe we CAN make a difference, but we need YOUR help. Please visit dollargiving.org and take a look at our campaigns, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and as we share our campaigns please do two things for these families, individuals and organizations…donate and share, because collectively we can make a difference with just one dollar.