Feeling thankful to have an opportunity to share and fighting a scarcity mentality brought on by COVID-19, an anonymous donor who joined Share the Stimulus tells why and how he chose to give.
He explained that he was excited about this chance to give in a way he hasn’t been able to in the past, saying, “‘Generosity’ is normally something commended to upper-middle class and wealthy people. But this felt like a ‘generosity for the rest of us’ idea. We can all realize our affluence and identify others with greater needs than we have.”
For many, COVID-19 has made giving a concept of the distant past, with a fear of scarcity and economic uncertainty creeping in. However, this donor shared that he’s begun to view giving as “an antidote to the economic fear” brought on by this pandemic.
When it came to how his family would share their check, they chose to spread out the funds and give in a few unique ways.
“We shared our stimulus check with three ladies who clean homes who were temporarily put out of work and who will not be receiving government aid due to their immigration status. We shared a portion with Hope International, an organization that creates micro-business loans to small business owners in impoverished countries. And we bought a writing desk for a friend who lost their job but has found vocational hope and meaning in finishing a novel they are writing.”