December 20, 2020, was our second anniversary. The Big Fat Tip handed out two $1,000 tips in its hometown to celebrate. This was the second drop of the day. The bartender said she was familiar with our organization and said we "were doing God's work." We are not officially connected to a religious organization, but we often receive comments about how the recipients were praying that morning for help and then we suddenly appeared. We were often unable to leave a tip somewhere else, and we happened upon these people instead. These are random acts of kindness, but the more we do these, the less they feel random. Whatever is driving it, we are happy to play a part in spreading positive energy and hope. BIG FAT THANKS to Eric Vaden, who fully funded this tip, and our volunteer (and donor) of the day, Jessica Riner.
Big thanks to one of our donors, Karina Sloan, who volunteered to assist with this drop. (Karina is also translating in the video.) This restaurant is in a grocery store. The food is delicious and authentic!
“This just made my Christmas!” This grandma was thrilled to receive this $1,000 surprise tip from us. She told us later that she paid it forward by giving the crew that worked with her. This tip was fully funded by our donor and board member, George McCorkell! BIG FAT THANKS to our BIG TIPPER of the day and Brad Sundgren, our volunteer and donor who assisted with this drop. Brad donates every month to the cause, and we are so grateful for his support! #bigfattip.