I have been following a Twitter account for a few weeks now without really knowing what it was all about. Today I took some time to find out, and I literally broke into tears when I read about this amazing cause’s mission and what it’s doing for ordinary people who just need a little lift.
It Starts With Us is two things, so far:
- It’s a micro-donation non-profit. What is that? It’s a charity that asks for small denominations from lots of people (think Kiva) to help someone truly in need. You can donate as little as $1 a month and make a difference. Nate – the brains behind this – and his team pick one person / family / issue a month (this month’s family is detailed at the bottom of this blog entry), and the money or goods or services they need are called a Love Drop.
- It’s a virtual group hug. Once a week, members drop a Love Bomb on a blogger who needs encouragement or support. The Love Bomb recipient can be anyone, and nominations are taken each week for the Thursday Love Bomb of comments to their blog. This week’s Love Bomb recipient got 341 comments of encouragement in a single day.