MAKING A DIFFERENCE
It starts with you and a few friends…
Not so long ago a friend was hosting a New Years Day brunch. I had just read the book Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World – by Wendy Smith. We got to talking about how we could make a difference and the Goat Party was born.
At this party we requested that guests refrain from bringing hostess gifts. Instead, we asked them to donate 5 Bucks to the Heifer Project. At the end of the party we had raised enough to buy two goats and a hive a bees! Thus, 5 Bucks Is Change was born.
What Drives Us
Never say one person can’t make a difference.
Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. ~ Margaret Mead
Just what does 5 bucks mean to most Americans? A hamburger, a fancy coffee, or a couple of gallons of gas? To most of us, $5.00 is just change. But in other parts of the world or in our own neighborhoods, 5 bucks can have an impact, especially when combined with other $5.00 donations.
Very few of us are millionaires but almost all of us have a desire and the capability to be generous. We also have friends who have similar inclinations. So, let’s put good intentions together with good friends and have a party! 5 Bucks Is Change is an initiative to combine the idea of having a good time to raise a little money and support micro-charities.
Ignite Raleigh 2013
The birth of 5 Bucks is Change.
Ignite Raleigh – 20 slides, 5 minutes and a chance to make an impact on 300 people. What a better time and place to declare a life’s mission.