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Changing the world, $1 at a time! Man proves small acts of kindness can go a long way

[August 11, 2021: The Brighter Side of News]

LaGrange man Anthony Talley says doing charitable work is an "overwhelming joy." (CREDIT:

One man in LaGrange is proving $1 can go an awfully long way.

Anthony Talley created a program where he collects just $1 from people all around his community to donate to someone in need, and he's showing how small acts of kindness can add up.

He's raised roughly $8,000, which primarily went toward helping a man who lost his home in a fire. He also used some of it to give back to children, buying ice cream for every elementary school student in the Troup County cities of LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point.

"When I do stuff like this it's an overwhelming joy," Talley said. "People say, 'well what do you plan to get out of this?' And I tell them I plan to change the world, one life at a time, one dollar at a time."


The program is called $1 Thursdays, and Talley's latest charitable effort involves raising money to help a mother of 10 with the purchase of a new car after hers was lost in an accident involving her daughter.

If you'd like to help Talley in his fundraising, he collects through cash app with the user name $AnthonyMauriceTalley and through Venmo at @Anthony-Talley-9.

"Remember the goal is to change the lives of others $1.00 at a time," he wrote in a recent Facebook post.

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