Christmas Fundraiser in Grand Rapids Requires Faith
Posted at: 10/30/2013 9:11 PM
| Updated at: 10/30/2013 10:53 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Dozens of manila envelopes at a home in Cohasset will give Santa Claus a little bit of a break this year.
"It is a concept called Holiday it Forward," organizer Carol Perrott said.
Just like it sounds, Perrott hopes each envelope will bless a family in need this holiday season. Each envelope starts with a $20 bill inside that Perrott raised with help from friends and family.
"I had a goal of 40 (envelopes) and I kept plugging away until I reached the goal," Perrott said.
Once the envelopes are sealed, Perrott drops them off with friends throughout the Grand Rapids area. When they get it, they stuff it and pass it along until it ends up in the hands of someone who needs the extra cash.
"It's a leap of faith," friend Debbie Bruns said.
Bruns said not knowing where the envelopes end up is part of the fun.
"I love just taking a leap and saying people are good, and this is going to end up in the right hands the way it was meant to be," Bruns said. "It takes just one person and one little action that can really start something bigger going forward."
Since the project is for Christmas, the deadline is December 15. If someone has an envelope at that time, Perrott said they should just give it to someone they know who needs it.