Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Multiplication Theory

Stephanie, Maddie and Sarah had an idea. They were going to make custom bookmarkers, sell them and give the proceeds to Manna on Main Street. After successfully marketing and making a variety of bookmarks, they wound up with $50. A pretty nice result.

But then, the multiplication factor kicked in. One of the parents decided to match their contribution. Then an uncle said he would do the same. After that, a local business promised to match what they raised. In the end, the girls were able to donate $250. This proved to be a very valuable lesson for them - they learned that by doing something small, but with great care, they can help inspire others to do good . It is instructive for us as well...

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