Now the whole base of the 5 Dollar Project was to give out 5 dollar gift cards to make people smile. As the giver, your job is to get a picture and find out something about the person you're giving to. Be interested! Everyone wants to feel like someone is listening. As the reciever, your job was to spread the word. Either by talking to people about the 5 Dollar Project or by passing on a gift card to someone else and becoming the giver.
THERE IS NO REASON!
Main questions that people asked were "What agency are you with?" and "Why?". It saddens me to think that people assume only charities can be charitable. Every. Single. Person. is capable of spreading a smile. Random acts of awesome do not always have a secret agenda, sometimes people are just looking to brighten your day.
That being said...
I GAVE AWAY OUR FIRST GIFT CARD!
While I was in at Carbon Computing handing out cookies there was a young woman there getting her computer repaired. Knowing my attachment to my computer I figured a broken computer was probably bumming her out. After checking with Matt the manager (Always check before bothering customers! Were here to spread smiles not piss off businesses!!), I asked if I could give her a gift card.
SHE SAID YES!!
Here is Alicia and I at Carbon Computing in downtown Kitchener! Alicia is a mac user. Hope your computer is all fixed up now!