Everyone pays it forward here, and that feels really right to me, fully shareablethrough and through.
Every $20 makes a difference. Photo credit: Jared and Corin .Used under Creative Commons
Only one person has taken issue with my project, accusing me of using non-profitsfor personal gain. Now, this was someone who I'd consider to be somewherebetween a buddy and a friend, and she came at me with both guns blazing. Iwithered in the face of her attack, breaking down into tears at the thought of someone so completely misinterpreting my premise. I imagined nothing but upsidefor the organizations and for me, a rare win-win scenario for all involved. She,however, saw it as cunning and manipulative, and didn't hold back on theaccusations. I responded with my most sincere apologies and tried to clarify mystance, but the interaction was devastating and its impact lingered for days.Luckily, it was a singular exception. Everyone else has been immenselysupportive, lauding my creative approach and passion for serving others. One early
donor, when I told her of the incident, advised, “Look, there are always ALWAYS
people who are going to judge, not agree, etc... etc... Anyone who really knowsyou
and even those of us who only know you a little