Day 48 – Griffin
March 5, 2011 by kalafleur9
Blog post by Maria D., a Kindness Investor from Washington, DC.
Say hello to the ambitious and thrifty Griffin! He’s a young New Yorker who has called Long Island his home for eleven years of life. I got the chance to meet him while down at my Aunt’s local library and decided, why not give the $10 to a young person. Children are our future, right?? So with his mom’s approval, of course, I told Griffin about Reed’s Year of Giving, what it stands for and asked him if he’d be my recipient of the day.
Right off the bat it was clear that Griffin has a value for money and that it is important to him to save for a rainy day. His parents have a family owned business that he hopes to be part of in the future. As such, he decided to save the money by putting it into the bank. “It’s important to me to put the money away so I can have money for the future.”
Griffin’s family also engages in philanthropic activities and fundraising is another value that has been instilled in him. “When we’re making money, then we can help other people too. That’s something my parents tell me is important to do.”
And there you have it, folks – he’s young, wise, and looking to do good in his adult years. Good luck Griffin!