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Monday, December 27th, 2010

The $5 Challenge

We wrapped up our Christmas season with the Mealiff family gathering yesterday. During the festivities Gramma Alice came around to each of her grandkids in attendance and presented an envelope. She explained that she was not giving presents to the grandkids this year (who can blame her? She has 13 grandchildren, 10 of which are over the age of 25), but instead is offering this challenge:

Each envelope contains $5. We are to use our five dollars to make the world a better place. She offered suggestions of buying seeds to plant a tree, donating to a cause, or giving to the homeless/less fortunate. Sometime in the next year we are each to contact Gramma with a progress report of what we have done to make the world a better place.

So I'm on a mission to come up with something great. I'm hoping to make Gramma Alice proud and I'm open to suggestions.

~ She also mentioned that next year, there will likely be, a bigger and more challenging challenge!

Interesting idea.
Bill Pearch   Monday, December 27, 2010
Cool idea! I hope you can share some of the solutions. I like that challenge!
LGrant   Monday, December 27, 2010
You do know that the $5 can "grow," right...if you play your cards right, it could "grow" into $500 or even $5000 and do something fabulous! I'm sure many here would help "water" that five bucks, if you decided to go that route...
Angi   Monday, December 27, 2010
Look into organizations that give micro loans in third world countries. Or look at Heifer International-better yet see if you can get your friends to "match" the five dollars for a special cause.
Your grandmother is a very wise woman and I think that this is a wonderful idea.
dannie   Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Help a young Veteran and his family, especially if he has been injured in either Iraq or Afghanistan. This Grandma is a wise old bird.
BeanCounter37   Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I love the ideas and suggestions, guys. I will definitely let you know once I've got a plan together. I appreciate the offers for help, I know I'll need it! My Gramma definitely is a smart cookie. I'm lucky to have her!
Ames   Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I was going to suggest the micro loans, like Dannie.
girlcarew   Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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