One of the many reasons why people give donations to charities is because of inspiration. An individual can be encouraged to give because he or she reads a story about the person who’ll be receiving. Some are inspired to give because of the inspirational donation stories of other people.
A Special Delivery for Special People
Lynn and her 10-year-old daughter Riley Christensen were snuggled on their family computer to check some bikes online, deciding to pick one for their dad.
While browsing to one of the websites, a link to a certain video caught her attention, leading her to click it. Upon watching the video, she realized it was made by an organization that offers uniquely engineered bikes for individuals with disabilities—showing faces of the beneficiaries of different ages and various conditions.
Riley, upon seeing the video told her mom that she wants to buy a bicycle for one of the kids in the video. 2 days later, Lynn presented Riley a letter, asking for donations to be able to buy the bike.
Obviously, her mother liked the idea. But since it wasn’t an ordinary bike, it could cost her approximately $4, 000 to be able to buy one. And even though it may be impossible, she passed the letters to more than 70 relatives and friends. After three days, she was beginning to receive donations. Christmas came, and more donations arrive at their door. It was almost Christmas when she was able to save around $12, 000, enough to buy 7 normal bikes.
During the Christmas Eve, she wore a Santa hat and delivered the bicycles herself to the three lucky kids who will be receiving it, Ava (13 years old), Jenny (15 years old) and Rose (4 years old).
The Angel of Christmas
Delwyn Collins was one of the kids growing in the projects of Fort Worth, Texas. Considered as an incapacitated individual, along with his learning disability, there was no other choice but to send him to a special education school, the teachers never guessed that he will be a caring expert.
Today, he works in a cafeteria of the Tampa General Hospital. He has become an angel to countless foster kids in Hillsborough Country of Florida. Every Christmas, he would put up a Christmas tree where children can wish what they want to have.
Although he doesn’t earn much, he makes sure to save some of his weekly salaries to buy the gifts the children want and put them under the Christmas tree. This genuine act was able to inspire doctors, nurses, and administrators in the hospital. Now, he doesn’t have to buy the gifts for himself, since the hospital staff makes it a habit of picking one kid from the tree. Now, it has been receiving donations throughout the country.
He teaches us that whether we’re poor or rich, we have the responsibility to help one another because there is always someone who is in a worse position than us.