Reed lost his job last December and instead of cutting back on expenses he added a new one. Handing out $10 a day to a total stranger. Sounds simple, and generous, and too easy. So the reason I wanted to share is because his philanthropy goes beyond the $10 he hands out. Reed will actually spend anywhere from 20 min to 3 hours getting to know someone, learn their story, and lastly find out what they plan to do with $10. They are not always people who look needy, mostly they are average D.C. Residents like himself. Each day he blogs about the person who received the ten bucks and what they plan to do with it, I've started following his blogs just for the stories, to hear about average looking people with more than average stories.
I'm not going to lie and say he has inspired me to do the same, because I have always donated my time and in a future post I will share that organization. But today, if your interested, i encourage you to check out his blog Year of Giving
image of Reed borrowed from his blog.