Rakesh Malani, Gift Restaurant

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Rakesh used his small seed grant to go to a restaurant where he arranged with the owner to let him and his family foot the bill for next several customers.  Rakesh explains, “When presented with no bill, each and every customer was surprised… and each one of them enquired about who was paying for their food… When directed by the owner in our direction, everyone came to talk to us to understand why we were doing it. Imagine kids saying that we are practicing generosity and spreading love… everyone was moved beyond words!!”  Rakesh included his whole family in the experiment and saw that their generosity prompted others to want to join them and offer money as well.

GRANT AWARD DATE:  JULY 1, 2013

This grant was made by our flow fund partner, Service Space.