Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt help each other out

McClure and Bobbitt

In October, Kate McClure ran out of gas in Philadelphia in a not-great part of town. She didn’t have any cash. Homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, who was standing at the side of the highway with a sign asking for help, used what money he had to fetch her a can of gas. Afterward, McClure launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bobbitt, raising over $400,000. They money enabled Bobbit to buy a home and car—and donate money to “organizations and people who over the last couple of years have helped him get through this rough patch in his life.” Learn ten ways to encourage people to be generous.