Well, the nice folks at Learn Vest gave me the amazing opportunity to participate in their own mini "secret Millionarire" undercover contest.
I can't post all of the details here, as I promised to let them post it on their site exclusively. If you would like to read about the contest, my daily journals, and see who I decided to make a donation to, please check out the following links.
"We’ll post Emily’s journals on LearnVest every weekday from now until Thursday the 26th, when she’ll reveal who she picked to receive $250. Read Emily’s first entry, and find out why she applauds a single mother turning down a job, how her town is coping with tornado damage, and what that has to do withAmerican Idol."
It's the first day of the Secret Millionaire contest, and the timing could never have been better.
Emily's friend tells her about the job catch-22 she finds herself in: Work, and lose income. Stay jobless, and stay afloat.
Today I volunteered at a local nonprofit organization and my day crossed paths with a man whose experience stirred my emotions about our city's resources.
I met a broken woman today while volunteering. I was brought to tears to see how much this lady was hurting emotionally.
Emily meets a woman while shopping that makes her rethink how she thinks about food stamps and government assistance.
An ice cream truck arrives in Emily's neighborhood...and gets her thinking about the fate of low-income children.
Emily concludes her emotional week - and reveals who will get her $250 donation.
This was a great experience and I hope that you will all take the time to read through my journals to see the depth of my week long journey.