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I struggled with the idea of how to get charity to the proud older generation in our town that I know really needs it – then I stumbled on something that maybe you can try too – I was shopping in the op shop and went to purchase my items and found an extra $20 in my wallet ( BONUS!!) so as I paid a light-bulb went off in my head – I handed the newly found $20 over to the woman and told her that whoever comes in next their purchases are paid for and use that $20 till it runs out – after she got her jaw off the floor she grinned at me and just said one word – “Sneaky” :D


Posted by lovi, 19th June 2013


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  • That’s a lovely idea! I’ve heard of people doing that in cafe’s too.

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  • What a beautiful idea. It can be so hard for some people to accept help because it often means they feel ‘weak’ or like,they’ve failed. That’s a lovely subtle way to help someone out!

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  • wow you are amazingly kind. maybe on those days like thursday, go to your local shop and see the pensioners coming in for groceries or donate to a school or kindy. domestic violence places for women and homeless shelters, youth centres etc

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  • Good on you; very kind.

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  • What a great idea! I’m doing that next time I’m in an op shop!

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  • Oh, how brilliant! Such a clever idea and very generous of you.

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  • you gace to people that need it thats the best charity

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  • well done pay it forward. I have seen a lot of this on you tube great idea

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  • This is such a wonderful idea! Very generous. Good on you!

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