I was on “News with a Twist!!”
Originally posted on WGNO:
A graduate student from Gretna has big dreams of studying abroad in Italy. The only problem is she doesn’t have the money to go. She’s turned to social media and News with a Twist to help her raise money, one penny at a time.
The smallest of change is huge to 24-year-old Ana Veal.
“I’m undertaking a huge project. I want to raise money to go to school in Italy. I was reading a story about Mike Hayes, who in the 1908′s wrote to a syndicated columnist. Mike was a college student from Illinois, and after the article appeared, Mike got 2.8 million pennies in the mail. I wanted to encourage small donations, while still maintaining the integrity of what Mike did,” she told WGNO’s Kenny Lopez.