Maia Green has turned $10 into gold for the city’s homeless.

The magical multiplying $10 bill

Found note grows into a bounty for Greater Victoria's homeless

  • Dec. 12, 2013 6:00 p.m.

When Maia Green found a $10 bill on the street, her first thought was to give it to someone in need.

“It was a spontaneous thing,” she says. “I thought it would be cool to give it to one person, but then I wondered what would happen if it multiplied.”

Having heard of the new Sponsor A Breakfast program at Our Place through a friend, Green posted a challenge on her Facebook page. To start it off, she doubled the $10 by adding her own donation.

“My friends responded instantly,” she says. “Within hours we had raised over $200, and within six days we turned $10 into $450.”

That $450 will provide a special hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes and coffee to over 300 of Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens.

Green and her friends will be serving up their special breakfast at Our Place on Monday (Dec. 16) from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The Sponsor A Breakfast program at Our Place allows companies, families and individuals the opportunity to feed more than 300 people through a fun, team-building event. Our Place kitchen staff prepares the special meal and the donors are invited to help serve. A $375 donation provides pancakes, sausages and coffee, while a $450 donation provides scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes and coffee.

 

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