Today Running for Lincoln got $100 donation that I would like to tell you about. We have received several $100 donations, and all are important but this one really hit me hard because of how it was given, so I would like to share with you how it was given.....
Tonya and my goal from the start of this fundraiser for Lincoln has always been to raise $100 per mile each. A marathon is 26.2 miles, so our goal together is to raise a minimum of $5200.00. We have been given $1.00 at a time, up to $298.00 from our awesome donors. Every dollar adds up, that's for sure.
Today's $100.00 was given as cash from someone who has never meet Lincoln or anyone in Lincoln's family. This person has three kids and is a great supporter of their family but doesn't have lots of extra just sitting around. This person felt compelled to do something, so instead of making excuses why they couldn't give, this person looked at what they did have, took some stuff and started selling it! This person wanted to donate to fill $100.00 mile and that's what they did! Now that is some true giving right there! Makes me tear up cause this is what it's all about!
I don't believe we should all just go out and sell our stuff so we can give, or all go run a marathon to raise awareness. Some have used what they are good at, like making jewelry to raise money, other have bought a wristband. Some have freely given money. The key is to do what you feel called to do, not make excuses, but give freely as you feel lead to do so.
Thank you for giving, your donations are making a difference.