Yesterday, limecello (a reader, a reviewer, and a wonderful part of the online romance community) posted a blog for Social Good Day. She made the following promise:
I’m poor- I have no job and have law school loans, but this is important to me. I wish I could give more… but here’s what I’m going to do. If 10 people comment on this post today, I’ll donate $10 to the (RED) fund. [And let’s hear it for optimism, because if there are a whole slew of comments, I’ll re-assess that amount.]
After a few hours, inspired by Limecello’s positive attitude (and her drumming up comments for the post), Shiloh Walker agreed to add in $50 if she got to fifty comments. And then… it just seemed to snowball. By the end of the day, limecello had raised $1,150. Over one thousand dollars–all because she started out asking for ten comments, to pledge ten dollars.
And so if you ever have any doubt that one person can make a difference–that one little thing is never as little as it seems–and that the romance community can come together and make good things happen, just take a look at this post.