SEVERNA PARK, Md. (AP) — An anonymous donor in Maryland put her fellow congregants to work spreading Christmas cheer.
The donor arranged for her pastor at Severna Park United Methodist Church to distribute a $100 bill to 100 different congregants on the first Sunday of December as Advent season began.
The recipients were instructed to use the money wherever they saw a need.
Some congregants gave used the money to tip waitresses. One took a cancer patient on a mini shopping spree. Another held a pizza party for a group of homeless.
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The donor told The Washington Post she was inspired to do something positive after feeling glum in the aftermath of this year’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com