Monday, December 26, 2011


Tony Walker

Would you guys mind answering a question for me?
During this Christmas season some people who live in my neighborhood donated some money to someone in our community who donates her time to various local organizations. PTA's, Scouts, Churches, school, etc. This woman does everything. Everyone in our town knows her. So when we heard she was having some financial difficulties we didn't hesitate helping her out.
Today she reached out to thank us all but announced that she doesn't need money to have a great Christmas so she is donating all the money to various local charities.
I love this woman.... she is wonderful... but I have to be honest. I don't know how to feel about this. We donated our hard earned money to HER not to somewhere else. Several people who donated had a rough year too & scrounged up some money only because of where it was going. I'm feeling a little insulted. To be totally honest, I am the one who found out things were tough for her & rounded up the troops. Now I am embarrassed because this woman is basically saying she didn't need the money after all. I'm afraid some people who donated are going to be upset with me.
Tell us what you think. Am I overreacting? Have you ever been in a situation like this?


  1. I think you did the right thing in any case Tony. She should have considered the sacrifices others made for her and humbly accepted your gift. I'm sure her intentions were good, but it was a bit thoughtless of her.

  2. I think she sounds like a very giving person, probably needs the money but may know that others need it more. Nevertheless you all did a great kindness, and what you gave will be used for a great charity.