I started collecting on Jan. 1, 2012. The money came from the wash, my pockets and my change purse. I also put the Christmas Jar app on my phone and added the accumulation that showed. When I counted it today, it was exactly $150. So I took it to a local restaurant that I enjoy and gave it to the manager. I asked her to select the server who most needed a Christmas lift, financially, or emotionally and that I trusted her judgment. She said it was not a job she could do alone, that she would consult with the other managers. She asked my name, which I declined to give, then asked to hug me. It was a good day! When I got home, I started my jar for next year.