Have you ever made a donation and thought, “It might not do any good, but at least I gave”? I know I have.
Do you remember the tsunami that hit South East Asia in 2004 causing 10 billion dollars in damage and killing 350,000 people?? Everyday American citizens donated $2.78 billion dollars for tsunami relief. And I mean everyday Americans. The average donation size was only $135 dollars, and the median donation was $50. These were people giving what they could, because they wanted to help.
Let’s put 2.78 billion in perspective. That was 3.5 times more than the U.S. federal government gave, and it made up 45% of all tsunami relief donations world wide (Source: Give A Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World, Wendy Smith). Think about that for a minute…
All of the world’s governments, all of its corporations, all of its foundations, all of the citizens from every other nation combined only gave a half a billion dollars more than everyday Americans giving in $50 increments.
Your small donation is a big deal! The members of a giving circle pool their donations so that they can make a larger donation as a group. Together, we can donate way more money that we can do individually.
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