This month I had the fortunate opportunity to participate in Yahoo's Ripple of Kindness Program. I was given $100 to spread kindness this holiday season and hopefully encourage a ripple effect. I was very honored and excited to participate in this program, although I found it hard to decide how best to utilize this generous gift.
Various ideas went through my head like buying a cup of coffee for a stranger at Starbucks, purchasing stamps for the next patron in line at the post office, donating a warm coat to a local clothing drive, providing a microfinance loan through Kiva or buying Target gift cards and randomly passing them out to people as the entered the store, but I couldn't decide.
I grappled with trying to do something for the sake of being kind and doing something that would really help a person in need. Would buying a cup of coffee for a stranger in my affluent suburb really make a difference? Or would giving money to a charitable organization be a better way toRead More »from Ripple of Kindness-How to Decide?