Vincent Award #69: Peter Shankman and Curtis Jenkins


It's been a while since I have given out a Vincent Award and what better time to “give” one out than Christmas. Speaking of giving, for Vincent Award #69 we have two winners who showed an amazing amount of generosity that ended up having an enormous impact on their communities.

Peter Shankman travels around the country for a living giving speeches so he racks up a lot of frequent flyer miles. Since he travels so much for business the last thing he wants to do with his free time is travel some more. So what to do with all those miles? Well, for the fifth year in a row now Peter Shankman has hosted a contest on Imgur where other Imgur users vote on who should get miles that Peter wants to donate to those in need. Those in need submit their request to be a potential recipient. But his deed didn’t stop there. Before long others began donating their miles as well and the contest grew. This year over 300,000 miles were donated which allowed 5 families to spend Christmas together when they would not have otherwise had the chance to do so.

Read the full article about Peter Shankman over at The Washington Post...

Curtis Jenkins works as a bus driver in Dallas, Texas and he wanted to do something special for all the elementary school kids who ride his bus. So he started saving money from every paycheck so that he could give everything child on his bus route what they wanted for Christmas. Curtis says that “seeing those faces on the kids was more than anything I could ever do with the money.”

Read the full news article about Curtis Jenkins over at the Good News Network...

Congratulations Peter Shankman and Curtis Jenkins for showing us all what you can accomplish when you hold nothing back!

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