Christmas Random Act of Kindness

My name is Alyssa, but that doesn’t matter. I am raising money for a guy named Joe. Joe doesn’t really know me and I don’t really know Joe. So here’s the story;

I usually don’t give random people rides, because I know it is unsafe, but sometimes you do what God tells you to do, even if you don’t want to do it. So I was driving down the road to work one afternoon and I saw a man walking, and it was freezing cold outside, I pulled up next to him and said, “Hey! Do you need a ride?” and he said, “Yes, please!” I knew he was freezing walking because I was freezing in my car!!! I gave him a ride to his second job not a few miles down the street, which he said takes him a little over an hour to walk everyday. He is currently working two lower paying fast food jobs, and is saving up for a car, he said hopefully he will have in a few months. That was it!!! I dropped him off, he couldn’t thank me enough, and I was on my way. Fast forward a day or two and I went into his work to get some food. He saw me and came up to me and remembered my name and greeted me with joy. I asked him how everything was going and he said great! I asked him if he had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and he said yes. And that was it.

That’s when I got to thinking. Wouldn’t it be awesome to go up to his work on Christmas Eve and offer him a ride home, when he says yes, throw him some keys and say Merry Christmas!

I would like to raise a few thousand dollars to get Joe, a complete stranger, a car for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, just something that runs and can get him from job to job in this cold weather.

I don’t know Joe, but I do know he is working hard, and a nice man. I would like my friends and family to donate money for his car instead of getting me any presents for Christmas, I would like my Christmas present to be Joe’s. Christmas isn’t about getting presents, or who has the best lights, its about giving.

If I hit the goal, I will buy him the nicest used car I can find. If I don't hit the goal I will give him the money to put towards his car funds. Thank you in advance! 

You never realize the impact you can have on an individuals life. If you are looking for a miracle, then be someone elses. Merry Christmas!

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  • Holly P 
    • $10 
    • 33 mos
  • Christina Carathanassis 
    • $10 
    • 37 mos
  • Maggie Carter 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Kayla Mason 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Sara McDermott 
    • $20 
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Organizer

Alyssa Rispoli 
Organizer
O Fallon, MO
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