A young college student, Danni, from Washington State University did something beneficial last week via social media. After learning her friend had to spend Thanksgiving at St Jude’s Hospital, Danni wanted to help her friend with a small donation. Danni searched the hospital to see what type of contribution she could give and how she could go about it. Sadly, this college student wept after observing how many children and adults had to spend Thanksgiving confined to a hospital bed.
Danni decided to create a fund program on Twitter. People on Twitter could choose to be involved in this program or not. For those that wanted to be included in the program, for every tweet marked favorite, these individuals would give twenty-five cents. For every tweet that was retweeted, these individuals would give fifty cents. To Danni’s surprise, thousands of people began to join in on this program. Danni’s goal was to raise $1,000, but she was taken aback by what happened next.
This morning, while driving to school, Danni decided to check the funding program. To her surprise, the amount given surpassed $50,000. Danni could not believe it. In addition to creating a post-Thanksgiving meal for the patients at St. Jude’s Hospital, Danni is going to use the funds to plan a Christmas bash at the hospital, too. Danni sent out a heartfelt tweet this morning to everyone who donated to this program.