Benevolence Story: Chris Norris of Erie

Following the tragedy in Connecticut, Ann Curry launched the 26 Acts campaign on twitter. The concept was simple: perform 26 random acts of kindness in honor of the 26 victims killed. The timing of this great cause could not have been better as McLane had started their own 9:13 campaign. I used my benevolence money to perform these random acts of kindness for people and made sure they knew the cause by using #26Acts on a note and encouraging people to pay it forward in honor of the 26 victims. I did everything from buying dinner for a close friend who was out of work, taking hot tea to a sick friend and purchasing breakfast for the car behind me at the Tim Hortons drive-thru. All in the name of God and all in the spirit of Christmas. Along with the attached post-it note to each recipient, I'd tweet the act to the founder, @AnnCurry and she'd retweet them. It was an awesome experience to be able to give so freely and participate in a simple yet significant cause in the name of Christ, Christmas and the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. Thanks to McLane church and their mission to reach people for this awesome opportunity!