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.
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It was so comforting to have something tangible to do. I’m glad we could honor your granny and let you know you were being thought of.
I’m crying, but in a good way. Much love to you and your family, and all who read this comment.
Oh Jenny, thank you for the reminder, I just sent out a donation to them. What a wonderful organization. YOU are brilliant!
That is so beautifully awesome, and I hope that in some tiny way, you are able to absorb how much you mean to people. Let this be evidence.
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.
I love this!
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Joy with us.
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.
This is absolutely beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.
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.
That is so lovely! 💕
I am so glad we can give back to you.
I didn’t see a way to make the donation a memorial but $50 more for your dear Granny!
2020 can’t stop our love for one another
Well this is just the loveliest.
This is totally your superpower! Use it only for good (I kid, of course I know you do).
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!
*Love* this and *love* all of you wonderful people!
Tears. Such a lovely community.
I just donated in honor of your granny and all the love and acceptance you bring to the world.
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.
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
Oh wow, that’s so wonderful! Definitely tearing up here. This is beautiful, your followers are absolutely wonderful. Awwwwww!
So glad to see some heart warming and life affirming news. Thank you for sharing!
You do so much good from your own home. You are amazing!
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.
A small reminder that there are so many lovely lovely people in the World. Congratulation and your Granny will be so proud.
Good job, humans!
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.
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.
What a bunch of lovely and kind folks.
Everybody here is amazing and generous indeed.
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 🙂
It’s so nice to read something good in the world today.
I always dedicate my donation to you…I just added your granny.
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I just donated but it didn’t give me the opportunity to designate an honoree. So consider your Granny honored. 🙂
That is so lovely! 💕