Can you spare a dime?

A dime may seem like an insignificant amount of money but little things can add up to something important. Earlier this week someone picked up a dime off the ground and told me it could be my first donation. (And he kindly didn’t appear concerned that he couldn’t get a tax write-off for his generous contribution.) Initially I considered brushing aside the single dime. But, over time, a dime, joined by another and another, could be a significant sum. If I was given a dime for each mile in my nearly 3,000 mile trip, I would have $300. If someone could only spare a nickel for each mile, that would be $150. Though still not a large sum of money, for some people that could be the difference between making rent, paying utilities, and retaining dignity.