Is Microphilanthropy Here to Stay?

January 2, 2011 at 4:28 am Leave a comment

It’s been more than 230 days since Carlo Garcia bought a cup of coffee.

That’s because in April, the Chicago resident realized that he could change lives and inspire others to do the same — all for the price of his morning joe.

“One day this idea popped into my head: How hard would it be to give back to charity every day? What’s stopping us from doing that?” said Garcia, who catalogs his daily donations on his blog, Living Philanthropic.

“Because I don’t make a whole lot of money, I had to look at my finances and see what areas of unnecessary spending I could cut,” he said.

That’s when Starbucks got the boot in favor of free coffee at the ticketing company where Garcia works.

“That’s five dollars right there that could go to charity,” Garcia said.

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