Saw this in a blog called Don’t Tell the Donor, but actually it’s the kind of inspiring story that donors like to hear.
It’s about Sonja Christopher, one of the contestants in season one of Survivor (way back in 2000). She had originally promised to donate her potential prize winnings of $1 million to her church to build a community hall – but since she was the first one voted off the island, ended up with “only” $2,500, which she went ahead and gave to her church anyway.
But something interesting happened – moved by her generosity, fellow congregants stepped up – and raised the million dollars needed. Ground was broken recently. The moral of the story, according to the church’s minister, is that “giving is good.”
And never underestimate the power of a “small” donation.