This is my $10 recipient for the 2013 Worldwide Day of Giving. Alfonso, in the center, is holding his son Aaron who is holding the $10. That's me on the right and my friend Patricia on the left.
Alfonso, who turns out is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 49th District, says that he will donate the $5 to his campaign and $5 to the general Democratic fund for other Virginian representatives.
I met him as we strolled along the Columbia Pike Blues Festival. I felt a little bit like he was destined to be my recipient as I remembered seeing his son a few hours earlier playing in front of a nearby house.