Tips for Tony

I met Tony a few month ago playing this upright piano that found it’s way to Head House Square in Philadelphia, PA.  There were about a dozen of people listening to him play and he was kind enough to let me take this photo.

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I’ve gotten to know Tony a little through brief conversations in my neighborhood and he seems determined to get “a steady job and a steady living situation”

I can only image how difficult it must be to be homeless and trying to overcome the obstacles to gain employment and housing.  Since I can’t provide either of those I thought it would be nice for Tony to be reminded that people care.

As a part time Uber-Eats courier I will be donating all of my tips from Today to Christmas to show Tony exactly that.

With each Uber Eats delivery I perform the customer has the option to tip.  For those who do and explicitly give me permission to, will have their named signed on the card for Tony as well.

What I’m doing is a very small gesture.  My vision is that other couriers for Uber Eats, Caviar, Postmates, GrubHub, etc will consider doing the same.  Sure it’s small but as the majority of society ignores the homeless it would be great to show someone that some of us still care.

Outside donations can be made here.

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UPDATE: November 29, 2017.  I’m completely overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends, family, and other members of my community.  When I started this campaign I never would have imagined that just over two weeks we’d be at $266 raised.  Even the smallest contributions are extremely appreciated. Part of this goal was to encourage other drivers to consider doing the same.  I can only achieve that if you help me spread the word.  So please take the time to share the YouTube video, this webpage, or anything that might help spread the word of paying it forward to those who need it the most.
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UPDATE: December 9, 2017.  In just a few short weeks we’ve raised $381 that is just incredible.  I’m honored to be a small part of this and more importantly I’m feeling the love and compassion from the people I surround myself with as friends and part of my community.  I’m going to continue raising money until the week of December 18th, 2017. Through the power of social media and this website, I was connected with a great man who sometimes hire Tony to help him with projects in our community.  He has generously offered to make sure that Tony is available one day that week for me to deliver this amazing gift that you’re all apart of.  Thank you so much for your help and I hope that I can continue to earn more tips making this holiday season extra special for someone who needs it.

Jared Wood

$5.00

Lawrence Bailis

$10.00

James Hendershot

$10.00

Cristy Michaels

$10.00

Janya

$1.00

Frank Pandolfo

$20.00

Emily

$6.00

Lori Kushner-Horan

$40.00

Jennifer

$10.00

Danielle DelVecchio

$23.00

Tim Fitzpatrick

$10.00

Nicole

$2.00

Mary Ziegler

$25.00

Kailee Ring

$25.00

Alyssa Riley

$10.00

Scott R

$10.00

Chris Gregory

$10.00

Dave S

$2.00

Dom Higgins

$5.00

Carly

$4.00

Kevin VanLoan

$50.00

Ronni

$5.00

John Fitzpatrick

$10.00

Savannah

$3.00

Nicolette Datri

$10.00

Adriana

$1.50

Chris Slivka

$10.00

Robert

$2.00

Kevin Fitzpatrick

$20.00

Simran

$5.00

Michael Dougherty

$10.00

Susan Duffy

$10.00

Paula Martino

$15.00

Joseph Arcieri

$10.00

Rosie Martin

$10.00

Jean Abraham

$5.00

John T

$9.00

Olivia Topley

$5.00

Melissa Dodd

$20.00

Anonymous

$10.00

Connor Byrne

$10.00

Total

$468.50

#HelpPhillyHomeless


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