Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A dollar a day keeps the vampire away

In 1967, The Morning News in Wilmington, Delaware, was boosting a charity drive for The Needy Family Fund. Readers were asked to give whatever they could, with the previous day's donations ranging from $1 to $100. The newspaper published the list of donors in no discernible order, kicking off with a $1 gift in the name of "Actor Jonathan Frid, alias Vampire Barnabas Collins." The paper published an explanation that the $1 was given by a child, who included a note that read "I am only a kid. I can't aford anymore (sic)." D'awwwww.

As a side note: it appears that The Needy Family Fund is still an ongoing concern. You can find them online at

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