I am not always as philanthropic as I would like, so when someone makes it easy to be generous, I appreciate it.
Case in point, I was out for a drive yesterday in the Columbia Gorge and thought it would be great to grab some food and head out on a trail for a short hike and picnic. Stopping at a Safeway, I quickly grabbed a few things for lunch then I headed to the cashier.
While the cashier made quick work of my purchase, I entered my Safeway Club card. After entering the card number, the reader asked if I wanted to make a donation. I punched “yes.” The next screen explained the donation would support the local schools and I could give $1,$3 or $5. I hit $5.
Simple as that, I had made a charitable donation just as the cashier finished ringing up the order. I handed him $20 and waited for the change. Turning back, he pointed out where there were additional mustard and mayo packets for my sandwich (a small thing, but a nice touch) and then he thanked me by name for my contribution to the local schools.