Posted by: mylifeisepic | April 17, 2008

Give Herman One Dollar

From the Junky Car Club Blog:

Give Herman One Dollar

I want to let you in on an experiment in small acts of kindness, teensy sacrifices, and the potentially big power of viral web-based fun. Some friends of an online friend of mine in Delaware have the crazy habit of taking a homeless person out to lunch every Wednesday. One of these homeless people they’ve really grown to admire is a guy named Herman. Herman is a fantastic chess player, a community leader (among others of his social status), and the kind of guy most of us totally ignore.

So these guys, Terry Foester and Ben Cooper, want to do something nice for Herman. But they want to do it in the smallest way possible: they’re looking for 500 people to send $1 in the mail to the Herman Fund. Please understand…as far as I can tell, this isn’t George Costanza and “The Human Fund” (slogan: Money for People), though the names are way similar. It’s legit, but you’ll just have to trust these two guys with your dollar. And they don’t want anything more than a dollar, because they’re hoping — Shane Claiborne-style — that “a bunch of smalls come together to form a bigish small.”

If you’re interested in being part of something that could be really cool, go to the “bigish small news” post at Terry’s website, scroll down, and follow the instructions for mailing your dollar.



  1. Aaron – thanks for jumping in.

  2. thanks for the exposure. we’re getting there! it’s crazy how quickly people have responded.

  3. Gee, I wish I’d thought of this. 🙂

    Best of wishes to Herman and too, to the folks who do things like this. These are the kinds of things that truly *do* make a difference in peoples’ lives.

    Thank you all.

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