Friday, November 5, 2010
I recently heard and read about an older Canadian couple who won a lottery, and decided to give away 98% of it. It is a wonderful feel-good kind of story that I love to hear. This couple, Allen and Violet Large, live in Lower Truro, Nova Scotia. The Larges' won a large lottery this past summer and have been very generous in giving away most of their millions to family, and other companies and organizations that request money. So far they have given away more than $11 million. Their generosity and charitable acts have touched the hearts of people all over the world. This older couple state that they don't need the money, that they'd rather give it to those who need it. They are most happy to have each other (he's 75).
Cemeteries, hospitals, fire departments and churches have all benefitted from the Large's generosity.
Imagine winning millions, and then decided a week before you pick up your winnings that you are going to give most of it away. That must be a great feeling. If only there were more people like this in the world.
I hope that more people in the world can "Live Large" and start being more generous with their winnings. The Larges' certainly make the world a better place.
To see the full article, go to this link: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/885762--lotto-winners-generosity-touches-hearts-at-home-and-abroad
Have a happy day!
~ Angela Gentile