Project 100 in Detroit is randomly distributing $100 dollars to 100 people over 100 days. Believing that even the smallest act of kindness can bring significant change, the founders of Project 100 want to make a positive impact by sparking a renewed sense of hope in the community.
There are no requirements or no strings attached except that recipients are asked to think about what they can do to make their community a better place, whether it’s volunteering for a community event, helping out a neighbor, or making a donation. Project 100 believes that one kind act will lead to another, creating a ripple effect for change.
One woman (photo, right) said she immediately wanted to give the money – or part of it – to someone else.
Watch below as the Project 100 surprises Brian, an off-duty police officer, with a 100 dollar bill. He says he wants to spend it on his friends.
At their website, you can learn more about the initiative, which is ongoing through September, and how you might become a pawn in their game of hope: www.whatisproject100.com. Project 100 is a non-profit organization as well as an educational resource on the subjects of volunteering and saving money.