February 25, 2013

Crowfunding -Homeless Man Receives Thousands In Donations For Returning Ring

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Written by: Lisa Cash Hanson
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People from all over  the world are sending donations pouring in  to a homeless man who returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup.

“I actually feel like I’m especially lucky to have this ring now. I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma,” Sarah Darling told CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.”

Sarah apparently had a rash on her finger so she took the ring off. She forgot it was in the change purse that she later emptied into the homeless man’s cup. She didn’t realize until the following day her ring was gone and suddenly remembered where it may have gone.

“It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss,” Darling said. “It meant so much to me beyond just the financial value.”

She went back to look for Harris, but he was gone. She returned the next day and found him.

“I asked him … ‘I don’t know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that’s very precious to me,’ and he says, ‘Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you,’” Darling said.

She was amazed.

She was so happy that she set up a crowdfunding campaign and donations are pouring in.

In life what goes around comes around… Billy – your sweet actions, despite being in dire straits yourself, prove that there is humility in the world… you are one shining example. Lots of love from across the pond,” wrote Chris and Mel, from Brentwood, England, on the site, which is collecting money. They gave $20.


So far the money just keeps coming. Which is really fun for Billy and shows that people really love to see good things happening in the world.

It also demonstrates the insane power of crowdfunding these days. It’s here to stay.

I really feel with everything that is happening people are hungry to see something good. If only reality show producers would get this message. But that’s a post for another day. And I have lots of show ideas for those interested.


If you want to give to Billy you can by visiting the link here



About the Author

Lisa Cash Hanson
Lisa is the 2012 Huggies Mom Inspired Grant Winner for her baby product the SnuggWugg. She's an international women's business coach via and is the Author of the “Get Famous The Most Amazing Mom Bloggers Resource On The Planet“ & Founder Blogs To Riches Club teaching women how to make money blogging and live an amazing life. Find her on G+ Lisa has been featured on Yahoo!, CNBC The LV Review Journal, named Circle of Mom's Top 25 Mom Tech Blog, Top 25 Mompreneur & Blogtrepreneur's Top 40 Mompreneurs to follow on Twitter. Lisa Cash Hanson

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