Amanda Sanchez received a very thoughtful gift at a company event. When she stood up to ask Alex Banayan, a motivational speaker, a question about college— she teared up while sharing her current dilemma. Her financial aid had been taken from her and she owed $5,000 for the semester. Her fellow Dutch Bros employees in the audience sent her $1 each through Venmo. Thousands of people in the audience helped fund Sanchez’s education.
It is a great sentiment since many young people are struggling with crippling student loan debt and educational worries. A few compassionate listeners helped lift the burden for a woman looking for a little guidance. The response was heartwarming.