You can’t buy much for a dollar these days, but when everybody pools their dollars together for a good cause, amazing things can happen.
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That’s the theory behind Anthony Talley’s $1 Thursday campaign. The LaGrange, Georgia, man is convinced that the world will be changed for the better if everyone just contributes $1, one day at a time.
Anthony has always been involved in community service, but recently he’s kicked his efforts up several notches in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Last year, he managed to raise $8,000 to help a local man who lost everything in a house fire. And he did it all by asking strangers to donate just one buck each.
“When I do stuff like this it’s an overwhelming joy,” Anthony explained. “People say, ‘well what do you plan to get out of this?’ And I tell them I plan to change the world, one life at a time, $1 at a time.”
Anthony uses his Facebook page to fundraise. On $1 Thursdays, he tells his friends and fans what goal they’re working toward that week and asks them to contribute just a single dollar to the cause.
Some of the acts of kindness he’s been able to perform include helping kids buy shoes and clothes and even buying ice cream for every elementary school student in the cities of LaGrange, Hogansville, and West Point!
One of their most recent missions was to raise enough money to help a mother with 10 kids who desperately needs to purchase a new car. So far, they’ve raised $576!
“Remember the goal is to change the lives of others $1 at a time,” Anthony wrote on Facebook.
You can support his incredible mission through cash app under the name “$AnthonyMauriceTalley” or through Venmo under @Anthony-Talley-9.
It really does take a village! Anthony is finding a way to allow every single person in his community to become a hero in their neighbors’ lives. After all, it’s only a dollar!
Share this story to spread his message of hope, one act of kindness and one day at a time.
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