Y’all made my heart hurt in such a good way.

Remember last week when my granny died and then raised from the dead and then died again? And we couldn’t have a funeral or gather together because covid is too dangerous so my mom said that in lieu of flowers, just care for one another? And then I suggested donating to Project Night Night because they are an amazing organization that helps displaced children and they were having a hard time meeting the needs of all those who needed help?

Well I just opened my mail and found a letter from Project Night Night. They were overwhelmed with how many of you reached out to them. Over $8,000 was donated in honor of my sweet granny and I cannot thank you enough. I don’t have the words to tell you how incredibly touched my whole family is. Hundreds of kids in need will be getting a tote bag with a book, a stuffed animal and a security blanket. My granny would be absolutely thrilled.

Thank you, you amazing and brilliant people.

39 thoughts on “Y’all made my heart hurt in such a good way.

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  1. I’m crying, but in a good way. Much love to you and your family, and all who read this comment.

  2. Oh Jenny, thank you for the reminder, I just sent out a donation to them. What a wonderful organization. YOU are brilliant!

  3. For anyone interested, we are doing a holiday gift swap among one of her fan groups on Twitter. We’re purchasing gifts for one another through Nowhere Bookshop. If you would like to participate, please let me know so I can add you to the list. I am https://twitter.com/becomingcliche

    This is a great opportunity to care for our community AND support Nowhere.

  4. Many people doing small things make a huge impact. What a nice way to honor your granny. I’m sure she is virtually hugging you right now.

  5. I didn’t know how to donate in your name, but you can add another 25 to your running total! I really love and appreciate how you use your platform to help others.

  6. I didn’t see a way to make the donation a memorial but $50 more for your dear Granny!

  7. Who’s suddenly chopping onions? This is so heartwarming and amazing. It’s moments like these that restore my faith in humanity when times are dark and scary. I love this so much!

  8. I just donated in honor of your granny and all the love and acceptance you bring to the world.

  9. Yep, add another $50. If you scroll down to step 2, you can fill in a person to honor. I wrote in “Jenny Lawson’s Granny” and “Heaven” for her address.

  10. It was such a wonderful way to honor a special woman. So glad you thought of it! And also that so many took you up on it….although not really surprised considering the members of the Tribe. Blessings to you and your family. <3

  11. Using the internet for the powers of good! Love to all the wonderful strangelings who were able to help donate tor Jenny’s Granny and children in need.

  12. Thank you for the reminder to donate. Seeing so many who care and knowing there are lots more who care but may not have been able to donate, makes me feel so happy.

  13. I guess my login didn’t work on my phone. I left the Anonymous comment above. Anywho, love you and your family, Jenny. We must be the light that shines for one another.

  14. I love this!! And thanks for the reminder – just donated! I didn’t realize you could just fill in a name for the honoree so it’s being donated in her honor in spirit 🙂

  15. I just donated but it didn’t give me the opportunity to designate an honoree. So consider your Granny honored. 🙂

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