Over the weekend, I received the note copied below. I asked the writer if I could post it to a wider audience. By now, the donation dollars are hopefully even higher than when it was written.
Lisa, Brett and 7-year-old Evan live on the 4600 block of Osage. City Kitties is a great local organization which finds foster and then "forever" homes for stray cats in University City, nursing them back to health first if they have medical difficulties. We are lucky to have Evan and City Kitties here in our neighborhood, and especially at this holiday time of the year, this is a really heartwarming story. And also, it's too cold for the cats to stay outside! Will you join Evan in contributing to City Kitties' rescue work? - Melani Lamond <<I can barely explain this, and I can?t help but brag about it. Evan saved up his allowance for months and donated $46.75 to City Kitties, the cat rescue from which we got our adorable (if mischievous) Macha. He wrote them a sweet note. They posted it on their Facebook page, and it went viral. Kyle Cassidy matched Evan?s donation to City Kitties and suggested that others do the same. At last count, it had been “retweeted” (I vaguely understand that) 47 times. Bloggers are linking back to other blogs. Within hours, City Kitties received more than $400 in donations, and they are still coming. Other people have donated to rescues in Arizona, Tennessee, California, Toronto, and locations unnamed, in Evan?s honor. A woman in Austin, Texas made a video requesting donations for her local animal shelter, and credited Evan with inspiring her to take the time to do so. Sample comment from the blogs: “the world needs more Evans.” We agree. J You can see his note here (and elsewhere!): http://kylecassidy.livejournal.com/570781.html http://katemckinnon.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/the-world-needs-more-evans/ http://kemidra.livejournal.com/581514.html Forgive our bragging! We are just astounded! Happy holidays, everyone. Lisa, Brett, and Evan -- Melani Lamond, Associate Broker Urban & Bye, Realtor PA License Number AB048377L 3529 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104 cell phone 215-356-7266 - office phone 215-222-4800 #113