Chuck Foster of University Place, Washington is one of thousands of individuals who have chosen to share their stimulus checks with those in need.
The Suburban Times describes Foster as having “always been generous in sharing his time and talents with the community.”
Instead of spending the government stimulus money, Foster decided to share the entire $1,200 with local organizations and businesses. Knowing that Washington state relies heavily on sales tax for revenue, Foster decided to give $200 each to the State of Washington, Pierce County, and the City of University Place to hopefully help lessen the impact of the pandemic on government employees.
He also gave $200 to the Emergency Food Network and donated $200 each to his two favorite local restaurants.
Foster explained why he decided to share the stimulus, saying, “As far as I was concerned, this was just a return of my tax dollars and a chance I don’t often get to control how my tax dollars get spent.”
His story has garnished local attention and while Foster didn’t share for the recognition, he did say that “he would consider it worthwhile if it inspires others to follow his lead,” adding, “I don’t have control over what other people do, but I hope that they will consider helping others.”