Friends Chiquita Brown and Candis Saulsberry, of Memphis, Tennessee, use their challenge money to help a family living in a transitional shelter. In four months, the husband and wife, who had been living with relatives, have found jobs and replaced their broken car. The $500 Candis and Chiquita give them will be used for a savings account to help them when they leave the shelter in two months.
Candis and Chiquita also give $500 to the Hattillo Theater, a black performing arts center, to use for renovations and equipment. They give another $500 to the Memphis Business Academy for educational materials. The last $500 is given to strangers to pay for utilities, groceries, books and a meal at a restaurant.
"We feel those simple acts of kindness will ignite the heart, mind and soul of the recipients, touching the lives of many through giving," say Chiquita and Candis.