Saturday, November 9, 2013

Can I buy you lunch?

Today we hit another street fair around Union Square and set up the same routine at a Mexican food stand. We had some great interactions with people as we paid for their burritos, tacos and quesadillas. One particularly enjoyable moment was when Jo approached an elderly woman who was ordering some food and offered to pay for her lunch. "Why?!!" The woman exclaimed suspiciously. "Who are you with? Why would anyone do that?" Jo explained that we are here by ourselves, told the story of the money pot, and handed her companion a project 360 card. Still the old woman was skeptical, but her companion was grateful and graciously thanked Jo. When her food was ready, we paid the merchant and the old woman was in disbelief. Then she excitedly exclaimed, "I have to go back and tell my church that something amazing happened to me today!!" Another happy customer of project 360. High fives all around.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Let me buy you a Green Tea!

Later in the day, we were wandering through the fall festival on Broadway in the upper west side. There was an entire block dedicated to Japan. It was full of different foods, clothing, souvenirs, and even a performance stage. We noticed a booth that was called 'a table for two'. And it was donating a portion of its proceeds to help feed hungry children in Africa.

We thought, 'what a good cause! maybe we can pitch in and bring some people to the booth to help raise awareness of what they are doing, and to stoke them out a little with some Project 360 antics.'

So we made up a sign that read 'LET ME BUY YOU A GREEN TEA', which by the way, is the same successful stunt we did at another street fair...but I'll save that for another post.

Anyway, green tea... At first, people were stand offish. But eventually, some started to approach and say, 'sure, I'll have one.' So the booth would give the customer a green tea, and we would pay the booth, raising money for hungry children in Africa and quenching the thirst of curious New Yorkers. Can you say two birds with one stone? keep em coming...

Big Daddy's

Yesterday, we were in the upper west side to visit a street fair, and arrived there a bit early while the vendors were still setting up. So, we decided to grab some breakfast at a nearby Big Daddy's diner. While we were sipping coffee and waiting for our order, we got an idea for a Project 360 activity. We thought it would be cool to anonymously pay for someone's bill. So we did a little recon in the restaurant and spotted a table of casual teenagers hanging out and nearly done with their meal. Then, we got our server involved in this little social experiment. And our server got the server of the other table involved...and soon, the whole wait station was buzzing and giggling. So when the teenagers asked for their bill, instead, they got a Project 360 card and a bill for $0. Meantime, we were minding our own business eating our breakfast and keeping our heads down. All the servers did a great job at keeping us incognito, and we want to thank them all for being involved. We are glad to brighten someone's day and hope the ripples keep on spreading.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What goes around comes around

Today we are going to visit the upper west side at a fall festival on Broadway for some project 360 activity. Looking forward to some happy faces!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How It All Began

This all started at a friend's holiday party, where $5 got your name into the "money pot" and at the end of the night the last name picked out of the pot took the money home.  

The "money pot champion" (yours truly) won a trophy (which will be passed to the NEXT money pot champion) and was charged to use the money to "bless" someone else. 

And so here we are,  using the money to do something nice for others.  Stay tuned to see  what we have been up too!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Charge:

To bring a small bit of happiness, pleasure or contentment to others (no strings attached!).

You know that feeling you get when you've done something nice for someone? It sure feels great!
It doesn't take much to brighten someone's day and yet the memory can last a lifetime.

Cheers to creating beautiful memories by bringing happiness to others!