Radical Generosity

$475 of $50k goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months
Lisa J. Chatterton  LONGVIEW, TX

What would it look like if people from around the community, made radical donations and then got to choose how the money was used?
 
What random act of kindness would you like to see? Imagine the possibilities and you helped make it happen.
 
Every now and then, you see on the news that someone took a bold idea and then put it into motion. That is what I want to do. Our society and the people around us are a mission field.  There are a multitude of things we can do for others that require zero dollars and then there are those situations that do need money to make it happen.  

When this takes off and I have faith it will, I will make a Facebook page so you can see what your donations are doing and the lives it is changing.  Think how cool it will be when you and someone you've never met, made a difference in another persons life. 

You tell me what random act of kindness you would like to see happen. My thoughts went straight to Christmas time and buying toys for Angel Tree and Salvation Army, just as an example. Help buy items needed at a local mission. Pay for the cars behind me in a drive-thru line.
Help a struggling family buy schools supplies before school starts in the fall. 
Sit in a restaurant and pick up the tab for a table or two or three.  That is actually fun if you have never done it before. The looks on peoples faces are priceless because they have no idea who did it. 

You can sit back and laugh this off and that is difinitely your call or....you can take a radical step and make a difference sitting in front of your computer.  I realize everyone has their own level of boldness.  Boldness is something that I had to develop more of when I was a police officer.  I possessed it all along but, I had never called on it. Boldness comes in all shapes and sizes. Don't underestimate yours.   
 
This is by far the most radical thing I've ever challenged myself to do and the reward will be beyond dollar signs. 
 
*Don't let the amount scare you...I aimed for the moon.  The goal does not have to be met first before funds can be used.  
  
Lisa J. Chatterton

* The picture below is from a mission trip to Guatemala in 2013. 
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Update 9
26 months ago

I was fueling up my car today when I was approached by a man walking through the parking lot. He asked if I was from this area and I responded, yes.

He begins to volunteer a story to me that I knew wasn't truthful and I knew what he was leading up to...he wanted money.

I had a choice. I could be judgmental (which is very easy to do) and turn him away or I could be generous.

I asked him how much did he need. His response...whatever I could spare. I told him I could help and I gave him 20 bucks. I told him I didn't need to know what it was going to be used for and I shook his hand and he walked off into the store.

It's very easy to pass judgment on someone when they panhandle in a parking lot. I have no idea who he was but, I hope the generosity helps him out.

Lisa









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Update 8
26 months ago

I'm looking to collect golf umbrellas that any of you are not using anymore. Our homeless are seen everyday walking along the sides of our city streets and the large umbrellas make good walking sticks and can provide shade during the summer months and protection in the rain.

Let me know what ya got and I'll take it and pass it on to them.
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Update 7
27 months ago

The 2 cars behind me in line at McDonald's....Enjoy your breakfast and pay it forward!
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Update 6
27 months ago

Good Monday morning....

I did get a Facebook page created called Radical Generosity. It is in infancy stages so, to check it out and click like and then share it.

Thanks know you all again who have donated. I am truly excited to be a part of a unique mission field and you have invested in it as well.

Ask God to lay on your heart an amount to donate.
Don't forget that there is a sign up sheet for the shirt I'm ordering. Customink.com and then search Radical Generosity. Every penny goes to this fund.
$25 per shirt.
Those two words (RG) will start a conversation and maybe stir a desire in someone's heart to know more and take action in their own community.

Lisa
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Ruby Keith
27 months ago

This is awesome! And The Salvation Army would greatly appreciate the Christmas or food help!! ;) way to go, Lisa!

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$475 of $50k goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months
Created June 14, 2014
Lisa J. Chatterton  
TK
$25
Tom Keith
27 months ago

Great Work Lisa, Hope You get to Your Goal.

TG
$10
Tracey Gravley
27 months ago

Thanks for all you do!

$10
Anonymous
27 months ago
CH
$25
Cindy Hocker
27 months ago

Lisa...you go girl!

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
$25
Holly Fuller
27 months ago

I have seen the difference that random acts of kindness can make in the lives of people. Go, Lisa!

CH
$50
Cindy & Scott Harrison
27 months ago

I trust you'll do great things, and then tell us all about it! :)

$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
LH
$50
Lyndy Humphrey
27 months ago

This is amazing Lisa go change our town

SC
$50
Sammie Childers
27 months ago

You go girl...contact my friend Trish White to match me. Blessings coming your way.

Ruby Keith
27 months ago

This is awesome! And The Salvation Army would greatly appreciate the Christmas or food help!! ;) way to go, Lisa!

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