I'm the guy that "taps" the nozzle of the gas pump against the rim of my gas tank to make sure I get every last drop before returning it to the cradle. I do this despite the odd notion that I am tapping metal against metal,which probably is not wise.
Assuming, 20 drops per milliliter, there are approximately 90,921.8 drops of gasoline in a gallon of gas. Thus, my practice of tapping the nozzle has probably saved me about 8 drops of gas per week, or 14,560 drops over the course of my life. That's just 37 cents in 35 years (one penny a year using the inflated price of today's gas for simplicity).
I often feel like much of my job here at Cornerstone is to eek every last drop out of every amazing donation we receive. By God's grace, we have never missed a payroll -- but we have surely come close! Every penny, I have found, makes a difference. Our teachers and staff work at a discount, we do not have the latest classroom gadgets, we have one van that we use mercilessly, and our computers -- let's just say most of our classroom computers were originally Windows XP and now lumber to accommodate Windows 10.
Despite all of this, we provide our students a quality education in a family environment. Most importantly, we have the unique opportunity to share with them the love of Christ! This opportunity makes every drop of each donation feel like pure gold!
Thank you to everyone who has entrusted us with their charitable investments -- God is doing His good work through you!