9. I was thinking about reasons people might not want to donate.
1. They may not have even $5.00 to give.
2. They may wonder if it is a scam. I have been reading AGGs posts for years now. Never once have I seen her complain or ask anything whatsoever for herself. This request is from genuine need. I'm guessing the same is true of the others in need as well.
3. They may think, I only have $5.00 to give. What good would that do? It would only insult the person who needs so much more than just the $5.00. The thing is, if enough people can give even five dollars, it would add up. It could make a real difference. You wouldn't think twice of buying a DUer lunch if you met them. Can you possibly spare the cost of that one lunch to help a fellow DUer? One lunch, once a month, to whatever DUer in need you wish to sponsor?
We can make a difference if there are enough of us, can't we?
Please. Give the cost of one lunch, once a month, to one DUer in need. And let's see if together we can't make a difference. If you can't spare the cost of a burger and fries, can you spare a kind word of support or encouragement now and then to say you wish a person well and hope for the best for them?
So much is crumbling around us. Our own lives are uncertain. The Koch brothers want us to remain hopeless, despairing, cynical and disconnected from one another.
Can we do this one thing, just this one thing one time a month, to kick the Koch brothers in the teeth and join hands with our fellow DUers?
Because if it's not about taking care of one another, why else are we here in life?