$100,630.03

What do you do in one day?

That is the question we asked of Purdue University, as well as ourselves. What do we really do in one day?

We wake up. We get ready to begin our day. If you’re anything like me, you will be drinking a lot of coffee. You go to school or work. You come home. You eat dinner. You maybe catch the latest episode of the new hit show or head to the gym. Then, you go to bed. Just like that, it’s over. Until tomorrow. Then, you’ll do it all again.

What if you added just one small thing to your daily to-do list? What if that one small action could change the world?

PUDM challenged itself to raise $100,000 in just 24 hours. During our second annual Day of Miracles on October 21, 2015, all 2,150 registered participants came together to do something important in one day. We encouraged others to take on the same mindset as us. If you just do one small act of kindness, together, those actions compile to something incredible.

That’s exactly what happened.

1,662 online donations were made yesterday, with countless more made to those who were collecting money on and off campus. Cash and checks were dropped off at the PUDM office, where the executive board and I spent the majority (if not all) of the day. It was teamwork at its best.

Many small contributions of people thinking, hey, maybe I can skip the Starbucks today, culminated in raising $100,630.03 in just 24 hours.

So, what do you do in one day? We make miracles. 100,630.03 of them, to be exact.

I also made this video, so enjoy.

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