“These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.”
– Pope Francis
As of April 27, 2015, I am stamping all of my one dollar bills and then giving them away! I’m giving them to the homeless and street performers, but also gifting them to people so they can feel the joy of giving. I’m also leaving Give Away Dollars in random places for people to find, like on the windshield of a parked car, on the ground at a supermarket or hidden under the milk at a coffee shop.
The more Give Away Dollars in circulation the better, so I’m encouraging others to follow my lead. It would be wonderful if this went viral and there were thousands of Give Away Dollars out there!
Is it legal to stamp money? YES!
Many people assume that it’s illegal to stamp or write on paper currency, but that’s not the case. It’s illegal to destroy paper currency or deface it so much that it’s no longer recognizable and has to be taken out of circulation. But that’s definitely not what we’re up to. Bill Stamping Legal Opinion
Have you come across a Give Away Dollar? Please share your story of giving or receiving by using the form below.