Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Letters to the Editor

January 24, 2013

Letter: Let's work together

(Continued)

Knoxville —

I’ll now get back to my idea.  It’s simple and anyone may take part.  What if each of us donated $5 each month to a local charity?  We receive multiple opportunities each year to purchase t-shirts, wrist bands, and anything else sold to raise funds for the latest crisis or tragedy.  They are all worthy causes, and we rarely think twice about giving our support.  Yet, since we’ve been seemingly fortunate around Knoxville, many wonderful groups struggle to get by, let alone accomplish their missions.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Knoxville is 7,319 people.  If even half of our population chose to participate in this idea, over $18,000 would make its way to great organizations in our community EVERY MONTH!  I’ll add my disclaimer here:  I have no desire to direct funds to my favorite charity; I simply want Knoxville to prosper.  If we could find a way to provide over $200,000 of new monies to our community annually, imagine the possibilities!  So, this month, choose a local charity, and simply send them $5.  Next month, do the same thing.  Maybe you’ll choose the same charity; maybe you’ll spread it around.  Either way, we all have the opportunity to help make a difference.  One more thing: you aren’t limited to $5.  If you’d rather make it $25 or $50 each month, even better!  Just know that whatever you do will help in a way far greater than you might imagine.

I’ll close with a paraphrased statement from a speaker I heard in Dallas last week.  He said there are countless definitions of success, depending on with whom you are speaking, and we have countless successful people in the world.  But, what about being significant?  Significance trumps success every time.

Thanks to Jim and Angie for being significant, and thanks to all of you who find a way to make your $5 become significant in the months to come.

Kevin Wadle

Knoxville

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