For her challenge, Lori Eurek of Loup City, Nebraska, wants to help Donna, a woman expecting twins. Lori says Donna does so much for other people—such as delivering food to homes and driving senior citizens to doctors' appointments—that it is about time she was on the receiving end of some good will herself.
To say thanks to Donna for all her hard work, Lori organizes a surprise community baby shower. Using her $1,000, Lori buys a crib, a playpen, a changing table, two high chairs, two car seats, clothes and several other necessities. Some local stores also get in on the giving—Dillard's and another store donate items, and Kmart offers Lori discounts. Friends and members of the community give her gifts, too!
"Donna was extremely surprised with what I had done for her," Lori says. "And Dennis, her husband … told his sister-in-law that he was blown off of his feet!"
Lori says the community rallied around her in this challenge. "I think it will continue in our community for people to pass it on … and to do good for other people," she says.