Danny Thomas Test

Here’s an experiment to see how we’re doing when it comes to compassion.

This came in the mail:

It was a solicitation from St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Started by Danny Thomas.

The hospital along with a research center he started has made a positive impact on our world.

Back to my social experiment in how we are doing as a nation.  The Danny Thomas Test.

Rather than fill out the card with my credit card number and send it in the postage free envelope to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, I sent them a dollar.

You can see part of the dollar in the envelope’s address window.

It’s real easy to steal.

Will people hook a buck from a hospital that is known for saving the lives of children?

Or will the dollar make it?

As a further challenge … in order to figure how to re-address the envelope you have to turn over the envelope and find the address in small print.  A good Samaritan is really going to have to make an effort to find St. Jude’s.

So what will happen?

Because I am a cautious optimist, I think the envelope and dollar will end up at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

And somewhere Danny Thomas will be smiling.

There’s a note behind the dollar that says I’m going to donate a bit more money if St. Jude’s calls and ask let’s me know they have the dollar.

Will they call?

I will report back to you.





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Rather than beg one million people to donate a dollar each, I'd like one billionaire (or two or even three) to simply give me a million buck$. You know who you are.