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Pay It Forward [moved from Philadelphia]

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Pay It Forward [moved from Philadelphia]

gaffk | Nov 29, 2010 03:43 PM

I don't think I do anything exceptional. Once every quarter I contribute to my local foodbank (can I say Philabundance without censure?). My employer then matches me $ for $.

On the day before T'Giving I wrote my check. Today I got the payback I never needed or expected, but it warmed my heart just the same:
"Dear Ms xxxx:
Thank you! Your commitment to the fight against hunger is truly inspiring. Because of you, more hungry people are being fed.
Please accept my deepest thanks for your continued support.
-Sincerely
XXX"

This was not a stamped letter, it was a hand-written note enclosed in a hand-written envelope. So sad that my pittance is worthy of that attention.

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